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Botox is a drug made from a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum called botulinum toxin. It is used medically to treat certain muscular conditions and cosmetically remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing muscles.

How does it work?

Botulinum toxin can be injected into humans in extremely small concentrations and works by preventing signals from the nerve cells reaching muscles, effectively leaving the muscles without instructions to contract, therefore paralyzing them.

How is the procedure performed?

The botulinum toxin is administered by diluting the powder in saline (sodium chloride) and injecting directly into neuromuscular tissue, The toxin requires 24-72 hours to take effect, reflecting the time necessary to disrupt the synaptosomal process. In very rare circumstances, some individuals may require as many as five days for the full effect to be observed.

Botuilinum toxin takes up to 72 hours to take effect and make a noticeable difference.

Botulinum toxin should not be used in pregnant or lactating women, as well as people who have had a previous allergic reaction to the drug or any of its ingredients.

Medical and Cosmetic Uses of Botox

Botulinum toxin's main claim to fame is that it will appear to iron out wrinkles and lines in aging faces. More than just a vanity product, it can be useful for treating a variety of medical conditions ranging from eye squints to migraines, excess sweating to leaky bladders.

Approved therapeutic uses for botulinum toxin:

  • Glabellar Lines (frown lines between the eyebrows)
  • Lines around the mouth or Laugh lines
  • Crow's Feet Lines (lines around the eyes)
  • Uplift the corners of the mouth
  • Blepharospasm (spasm of the eyelids)
  • Severe neck and shoulder muscle spasms)
  • Chronic Migraine
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Strabismus (crossed eyes)
  • Post-Stroke Upper Limb Spasticity
  • Detrusor Overactivity Urinary Incontinence
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Hemifacial Spasm