Do you have frown lines or ‘scary lines’ that make you look angry, older, or worried all the time, even when you are not? That’s where Botox comes in as a solution without downtime, and without going under the knife.

What is botulinum toxin type A, better know as Botox®?

Botox is a neurotoxin derived from Clostridium botulinum, an organism found in the natural environment where it is largely inactive and non-toxic.

In large amounts, this toxin can cause a form of muscle paralysis known as botulism, which is usually associated with food poisoning.

However, small, diluted (weakened) amounts can be injected directly into specific muscles, causing controlled relaxation of the muscles.

Botox injections work by relaxing or paralyzing certain muscles or by blocking certain nerves, depending on the treatment.

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