Botox ® is a purified botulinum neurotoxin type A complex, produced from a culture of the A strain of bacteria called Clostridium Botulinum Type A. Although the Clostridium bacteria cause botulism, the Botox ® facial extract does not. Botox ® has been used safely for over 20 years in the treatment of muscle disorders of the eyes and voice box, headaches, spasticity of the stomach, spasticity associated with cerebral palsy, and other neuromuscular disorders, in addition to its cosmetic indications. It has recently been FDA approved to treat chronic migraines. Gone are the days of the exaggerated frozen look, baby Botox is the new technique -giving the patient a lovely, natural result. I’ve used Botox on myself (masseter muscle) with no problems. Since the FDA approved its use millions of procedures have been performed. It is the fastest growing non-surgical cosmetic procedure performed
It is not snake poison! It is highly purified with no animal products or antigens. Only dentists and medical doctors (GPs and relevant specialities) with training should administer Botox.