The term “Botox” is short for Botulinum toxin. Botulinum toxin type A is a neurotoxin that blocks communication between nerves and muscles. The Botox procedure essentially paralyzes the muscles in the face in order to prevent them from contracting. A skilled Botox injector will be able to locate and target problem areas in the face so that they can administer the treatment in a way that is most beneficial for the patient. A tiny injection in the right spot will help to relax the muscles that are causing wrinkles. The injection, in turn, will cause the area that has been treated to smooth out and look amazing.