Botox is an injectable that works to weaken and/or paralyze muscles. When administered in minimal doses, it can successfully minimize skin wrinkles while treating other medical issues. Botox is produced from the bacterium Clostirdium botulinum and purified by a series of acid preparations to a ctrysaliline complex containing the toxin and other proteins.
This same toxin when administered in large quantities can cause botulism. However, when doctors administer these toxins in small quantities and appropriately, it can render several benefits. It is used for medical and cosmetic purposes. In cosmetic cures, Botox injections are used to reduce the appearance of fine lines or skin wrinkles.
What is Botox?
Botox is extracted from C. botulinum bacteria, which can be found in natural settings like lakes, soil, intestinal tracts of fish and mammals, and forest. The spores and C. botulinum bacteria occur naturally while being harmless. Issues only arise due to the rise in cell population or spores transformation.
After a certain point, this bacterium can commence the production of Botulinum toxin or the neurotoxin responsible for the generation of botulism. However, botulinum toxin is very dangerous as scientists claim that one gram of the toxin’s crystalline form can kill one million people. Likewise, a few kilograms can kill each human being on the planet.
On the other hand, if Botox is used from a therapeutic perspective, it has a few side effects and is extremely safe to use. Botox injections are manufactured by administering small amounts of Botulinum toxin. Consequently, this drug can is used to paralyze muscles temporarily to cure nerve or muscle disorders.
What are the benefits you can expect from Botox injection treatment?
The primary purpose of Botox is to reduce the appearance of fine lines and facial wrinkles. The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery mentions these Botox injections are the most common cosmetic injections used nationwide. In 2019, more than seven million people underwent Botox treatments. Depending on nature or treatment type, the effects of this treatment are temporary and can last up to three to twelve months.
People often prefer administering these injections in multiple areas of the face or other parts of the body. Some benefits include but not limited to:
- Smooth crow’s feet, forehead furrows, frown lines, lip lines and bunny lines
- Diminish neck bands
- Improve the appearance of skin dimpling of the chin
- Lift the corners of the mouth
- Soften a square jawline
- Correct a gummy smile
- Treats migraine headaches
- Treats hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating.