Botox…

Botox is one of the many trade names for the neurotoxic protein called botulinum toxin that is produced by the bacteriumClostridium botulinum. In large doses, the protein causesbotulism, a rare paralytic illness often linked to food poisoning

However, the protein is used in cosmetic medicine to treat moderate to severe brow furrow (glabellar lines), uncontrolled blinking, lazy eye, wrinkles, and facial creases. These procedures use a small amount of diluted botulinum toxin that enables controlled weakening of muscles.

Botulinum toxin is sold commercially under the brand namesBotox, BTXA, Dysport, Myobloc, Neurobloc, Xeomin, Botox Cosmetic, and Vistabel.

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