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Botox is a drug made from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It's the same toxin that causes a life-threatening type of food poisoning called botulism. Doctors use it in small doses to treat health problems, including, temporary removal of facial wrinkles, severe underarm sweating, cervical dystonia - a neurological disorder that causes severe neck and shoulder muscle contractions, blepharospasm - uncontrollable blinking, strabismus - misaligned eyes. Botox injections work by weakening or paralyzing certain muscles or by blocking certain nerves. The effects last about three to four months. Side effects can include pain at the injection site, flu-like symptoms, headache and upset stomach. Injections in the face may also cause temporary drooping eyelids. You should not use Botox if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
Treatment can effectively improve quality of life for people with hyperhidrosis

Treatment can effectively improve quality of life for people with hyperhidrosis

Botulinum toxin may offer relief from chronic pelvic pain in women with endometriosis

Botulinum toxin may offer relief from chronic pelvic pain in women with endometriosis

New project reveals beautification processes used by women over the ages

New project reveals beautification processes used by women over the ages

Researchers discover new neurotoxin that selectively targets mosquitoes

Researchers discover new neurotoxin that selectively targets mosquitoes

New report reveals a 29% increase in plastic surgery among men since 2000

New report reveals a 29% increase in plastic surgery among men since 2000

Cosmetic practitioners to screen patients for body dysmorphic disorder

Cosmetic practitioners to screen patients for body dysmorphic disorder

Maple leaf extract could prevent wrinkles

Maple leaf extract could prevent wrinkles

AVITA Medical expands management team to support launch of RECELL device to treat burns

AVITA Medical expands management team to support launch of RECELL device to treat burns

Five tips for men seeking plastic surgery

Five tips for men seeking plastic surgery

Newly expanded program at Rush offers relief from pelvic floor problems

Newly expanded program at Rush offers relief from pelvic floor problems

Physicians use pyridostigmine to reverse pediatric complications from botulinum toxin therapy

Physicians use pyridostigmine to reverse pediatric complications from botulinum toxin therapy

Researchers discover new source of botulinum neurotoxin

Researchers discover new source of botulinum neurotoxin

Researchers discover new type of botulinum neurotoxin from unexpected source

Researchers discover new type of botulinum neurotoxin from unexpected source

TSRI scientists discover potential new therapy to stop deadly botulinum neurotoxin

TSRI scientists discover potential new therapy to stop deadly botulinum neurotoxin

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals launches first of its kind laryngeal dystonia clinic in Yorkshire

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals launches first of its kind laryngeal dystonia clinic in Yorkshire

Study provides evidence for antidepressant effects of ketamine

Study provides evidence for antidepressant effects of ketamine

New report reveals costs related to surgical and minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures

New report reveals costs related to surgical and minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures

Scientists develop in vitro stem cell-based bioassay for detecting biological activity of BoNTs

Scientists develop in vitro stem cell-based bioassay for detecting biological activity of BoNTs

Researchers discover natural regeneration process for scar-free skin repair

Researchers discover natural regeneration process for scar-free skin repair

New wearable electronic device could revolutionise treatment for stroke patients

New wearable electronic device could revolutionise treatment for stroke patients