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 severe 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.
It can be sold commercially under various names such as:
- Botox Cosmetic