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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.
Study now tells physicians that dystonia can occur in African-American patients

Study now tells physicians that dystonia can occur in African-American patients

UK cosmetic procedures standards announced

UK cosmetic procedures standards announced

Botulinum toxin A does not promote weight loss in obese patients

Botulinum toxin A does not promote weight loss in obese patients

Botox relieves plantar fasciitis pain

Botox relieves plantar fasciitis pain

FDA approves Allergan’s BOTOX to treat overactive bladder

FDA approves Allergan’s BOTOX to treat overactive bladder

Allergan receives FDA approval for Botox to treat overactive bladder

Allergan receives FDA approval for Botox to treat overactive bladder

Botulinum toxin A more effective than intralesional steroids in treating plantar fasciitis

Botulinum toxin A more effective than intralesional steroids in treating plantar fasciitis

First Edition: January 9, 2013

First Edition: January 9, 2013

Gateway Aesthetic announces addition of three new procedures

Gateway Aesthetic announces addition of three new procedures

Oral medication as effective as Botox injections for treating incontinence in women

Oral medication as effective as Botox injections for treating incontinence in women

Botox injections effectively treat urinary urgency incontinence in women

Botox injections effectively treat urinary urgency incontinence in women

Loyola offers corrective surgeries for adults with strabismus

Loyola offers corrective surgeries for adults with strabismus

Pacifiers may stunt emotional development of baby boys

Pacifiers may stunt emotional development of baby boys

NOVA Plastic Surgery of Reston, Virginia unveils new logo and tagline

NOVA Plastic Surgery of Reston, Virginia unveils new logo and tagline

Botox effect modest in migraine prevention: Study

Botox effect modest in migraine prevention: Study

Botox injections may improve frequency of chronic daily and migraine headaches

Botox injections may improve frequency of chronic daily and migraine headaches

Chin implants growing in popularity

Chin implants growing in popularity

Chin implants fastest growing plastic surgery trend among all major demographics

Chin implants fastest growing plastic surgery trend among all major demographics

Intronix launches Myoguide Needle EMG Guided Injection System

Intronix launches Myoguide Needle EMG Guided Injection System

Positive results from Allergan's BOTOX Phase III trials on idiopathic overactive bladder

Positive results from Allergan's BOTOX Phase III trials on idiopathic overactive bladder