Is a botulinum toxin injection safe?
When performed by qualified professionals, Botox injections are generally safe.
Author: Idan Ben-Barak
First answered: 22 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 17 Oct 2018
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Botullinum toxin type A (Botox®) is a medication containing highly-diluted toxin produced by a species of bacteria called Clostridium botulinum. It has many medical uses, such as treating muscular disorders, glandular conditions and migraines and also …
The botulinum toxin injection is a medication containing highly-diluted toxin produced by a species of bacteria called Clostridium botulinum.
The injection can be used for both medical and cosmetic purposes. It is effective in smoothing out facial wrinkles and treating muscular problems such as facial tics, incontinence and spasticity.
Botulinum toxin injections have been shown to be effective in the treatment of medical conditions caused by muscular problems. These include disorders such as strokes, anal fissures, voice tremors, facial tics and spasms and …
Botox is administered as an injection to select areas to cause the desired effects. The injection is made using a fine needle, often just under the skin to reach superficial muscles. When performed for cosmetic reasons, it is commonly done in …
Botox works by blocking the release of an important chemical, known as acetylcholine, at the connections between nerves and muscles. This prevents the muscles from contracting and allows them to remain in a relaxed state. The effects can take a …
The treatment using botulinum toxin injections for medical conditions was approved in the 1980s. For cosmetic treatments, the injections have been performed since the early 2000s.
The effect from the injection of the toxin lasts between three and six months.