Botox® is the trade name for medications that temporarily weaken, relax or interrupt muscle activity. It is made from botulinum toxin, which is produced by a microbe that causes botulism, a form of food poisoning. Botox therapy is administered by injection. Other medications containing botulinum toxin are Dysport, Myobloc and Xeomin.
Though best known for its ability to temporarily banish wrinkles, Botox is also used to treat a variety of muscular and neurological conditions, including chronic migraines, overactive bladder, Parkinson’s Disease, uncontrollable blinking (blepharospasm or hemifacial spasm) and others.
Choosing a Doctor
Botox is generally considered safe, but can have serious side effects if injected improperly. Whether you’re rejuvenating your appearance or treating a neurological disorder, having a board-certified doctor trained in administering Botox is vital. This skilled physician can discuss your condition and the treatment to see if you are a candidate for this medication therapy.
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