Know About Botulinum Toxin

Botox is a medicine made from the bacterium clostridium botulinum toxin. This is a toxin that causes serious type of food poisoning that is called as botulism. Doctors use this drug in small doses to treat certain health problems. It includes

  • Improve appearance and temporary softening of facial wrinkles
  • Sweating (palmar and axillary sweating )

How does Botox Injection work?

Botox injection works by blocking certain nerves or by paralyzing or weakening certain muscles. The effect of the injection nearly lasts around three to twelve months. It depends upon the treatment that the patient is treated. In some people, Botox injection helps to prevent chronic migraines. Botox is not advisable if the patient is breast feeding or pregnant. Botox is popularly called as Botulinum toxin type A. Though Botox is the first drug produced using botulinum toxin, the latest products are Myobloc, Xeomin and Dysport. Each product varies from one to another in dosage units.

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