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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.
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

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

RTI extends research support to improve treatment for pelvic floor disorders in women

RTI extends research support to improve treatment for pelvic floor disorders in women

Scientist develops way to detect BoNT in biological samples

Scientist develops way to detect BoNT in biological samples

Special review highlights benefits of using botulinum neurotoxin for treating facial wrinkles

Special review highlights benefits of using botulinum neurotoxin for treating facial wrinkles

Botulinum toxins may cause remote effects by moving between neurons

Botulinum toxins may cause remote effects by moving between neurons

Studies show how speaking French could significantly reduce symptoms of Benign Essential Blepharospasm

Studies show how speaking French could significantly reduce symptoms of Benign Essential Blepharospasm