Botox is the trade name of a purified form of the toxin produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacte...
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Botox is the trade name of a purified form of the toxin produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacteria. When a small amount of botox is injected into a muscle, it blocks nerve signals that tell your muscles to contract. The effect is that it can temporarily smooth out facial wrinkles, caused by muscle movement, such as forehead lines. Botulinum Toxin Type A has been approved by the FDA for treating frown lines in those under 65. Botox is also frequently used to reduce wrinkles on the face, such as crow's feet and brow furrow. The most common side effects include skin rash headache bruising flu-like symptoms nausea drooping mouth and eyelids paralysis of adjacent muscles cardiac arrhythmia myocardial infarction anaphylaxis.
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