WHAT IS BOTOX
Botulinum Toxin is a neurotoxin made by the bacteria Clostridium Botulinum, an anaerobic bacteria found in soil, Botulinum Toxin is purified for clinical use and cosmetic use. They are also known as ‘wrinkle reducing injections’. BOTOX® is the term used by the manufacturer for the toxin which they prepare.
Once injected in the muscle, the mechanism of action of the toxin, is to cause temporary muscle paralysis through inhibition the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine from motor nerve terminals. The action peaks at 14 days, showing it’s full effect and lasts up to ~ 3-4 months.