Botulinum toxin therapy

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      Our experts have answered 3 questions about Botulinum toxin therapy. These are the most popular ones:

      What are the side effects and possible complications of Botox procedures?

      Mr. Hagen Schumacher's answer: Botox is a trade name of botulinum toxin which is the most potent neurotoxin. Because of it's dilution however it can be safely used to cause localised paralysis of specific muscles and glands. Examples include cosmetic indications (e.g. forehead muscles causing wrinkles),...

      What does this the Botilinum toxin therapy involve?

      Mr. Hagen Schumacher's answer: Botulinum toxin paralyses muscles and certain glands. This can be used for medical or cosmetic reasons: -Face muscles causing creases -Spastic muscle overactivity -Excessive sweating Using Botulinum toxin in these conditions can lead to improvement. Technically it is injected...

      Do you really inject botulism into your skin when you get a botox injection?

      Mr. Hagen Schumacher's answer: Botox or botulinum toxin is the most potent nerve agent and produced by a bacterium called clostridium botulinum. This toxin can be produced commercially and diluted. Since this preparation does not contain the bacterium, no excess toxin can be produced. In commercially...

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