The bacterium Clostridium Botulinum toxin is very harmful to humans because it causes botulism, a disease that paralyzes the muscles. However, that same toxin has a wide field application in cosmetics and beauty: Botulinum Toxin, which we know by the name of a famous brand: “Botox”. We will tell you how it´s used.
As we already mentioned, botulinum toxin causes muscle paralysis. Once purified, manufacturers dilute the toxin thousands of times to obtain a product with infinitesimal amounts of the toxin to make it safe to use. A single unpurified toxin gram provides enough medication to treat 25 medical conditions worldwide.
Botulinum toxin is always applied as an injection, which can be under the skin (subcutaneous) or inside the muscles (intramuscular) and its application requires a lot of experience and perfect calibration to make it safe.
The Federal Drugs and Administration approves the botulinum toxin use in order to treat the following conditions in adults:
After injection, the botulinum toxin effect begins immediately, but reaches its full potential about two weeks later, and lasts for three to six months. Once the effect passes, the skin returns to its natural state and the injection should be repeated as the effect is not permanent.
Botox rarely causes side effects beyond muscle paralysis at the injection site. However, it is essential to go to a professional for treatment, so that all the benefits are obtained.
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