Where Does Botox Come From?

Where Does Botox Come From?

Botox is a purified protein complex produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum type A, which contains the same toxin that causes food poisoning. The Botox treatment is a non-surgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily reduce moderate to severe frown lines between the brows. During treatment, very low doses of Botox Cosmetic are administered via a few tiny injections directly into the muscles that cause those stubborn lines.

In highly purified form Botox is a chemical that is found in nature. This extraordinarily powerful natural chemical produced by bacteria that commonly present in spoiled foods was first discovered in 1895. But it is only in the last few decades that many medicinal properties of Botox have been identified. The most popular form of Botox currently in use is Botox® manufactured by Allergan Corporation. The Botox® is the result of years of careful research and testing by medical scientists. Allergan Botox product is the only one of its type. As of now no other company in the world manufacturers anything like it.

When Botox® Cosmetic is injected into the muscles in the face, those muscles cannot contract for a period of time. They are more or less paralyzed. It is this Botox-induced paralysis that makes wrinkles like as furrows or frown lines temporarily go away. The best thing about Botox treatment is that the treatment is done in about 10 minutes and no recovery time is needed. Within a couple of days of the Botox treatment you may see a marked improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows.

The wrinkle lines will continue to improve for up to a month, and the better results can last for up to 4 months. In clinical trials, nearly 90% of men and women rated the improvement in their appearance as moderate to better 1 month after treatment. Though results are known to vary.

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