What is Botox?

Botox is a neurotoxin. It is a drug produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinem called botulinum toxin. It can be used medically to treat various muscular conditions. It can also be used to cosmetically remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing muscles. One of the most poisonous substances known to man, Botulinum toxin can result in botulism, a severs life threatening disease. Although it is so dangerous and costly, it is in huge demand. It has proven to be very successful when the dosage, frequency and treatment are closely watched. It is true that only the dosage amount is what makes the remedy poisonous.

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  • Botox
  • Botox Cosmetic
  • Dysport
  • Myobloc

How does it work?

Botox works by temporarily paralyzing muscles. It can be injected into humans in very small concentrations. It works by preventing signals from the nerve cells to reach muscles. It leaves muscles without the ability to contract. Thus, they are paralyzed and will not wrinkle. The chemical attaches to receptors in the muscle cells and causes them to contract or shorten.

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What can Botox be used for?

Botox can be used for various medical purposes. It is predominantly used to reduce the appearance of face wrinkles. The fine lines near and around the eyes and mouth can be less noticeable after botox injections. Botox can treat a variety of medical conditions such as: Eye Squints, migranes, excess sweating and more. It is currently used to treat over 20 medical conditions. Also approved for therapeutic applications, Botox can be used for the following:url

  • Eye Spasm
  • Neck and Shoulder Spasms
  • Chronic Migrane
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Crossed Eyes
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Facial Spasms
  • Lines Between the Eyebrows
  • Crows Feet
  • Wrinkles
Botox has many uses, beyond that of medical. Most people desire a smooth, beautiful appearance. Botox can help you do so! Make an appointment today to speak with our professional team.