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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.
Ozzies spending $1 billion a year on cosmetic surgery

Ozzies spending $1 billion a year on cosmetic surgery

New Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

New Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

More men undergo cosmetic surgical procedures

More men undergo cosmetic surgical procedures

KYTHERA presents additional data from third ATX-101 Phase II clinical study in submental fat reduction

KYTHERA presents additional data from third ATX-101 Phase II clinical study in submental fat reduction

Brain implant surgery can improve life for people with cervical dystonia

Brain implant surgery can improve life for people with cervical dystonia

Positive results from KYTHERA's ATX-101 Phase IIb study for reduction of submental fat

Positive results from KYTHERA's ATX-101 Phase IIb study for reduction of submental fat

New study reports migraine surgery eliminates headache in nearly 30% of patients

New study reports migraine surgery eliminates headache in nearly 30% of patients

MAP Pharmaceuticals, Allergan collaborate for LEVADEX to treat acute migraine in adults

MAP Pharmaceuticals, Allergan collaborate for LEVADEX to treat acute migraine in adults

Crossed eyes in adults can also be corrected

Crossed eyes in adults can also be corrected

Illegal breast & buttock implant woman busted

Illegal breast & buttock implant woman busted

Kenneth D. Steinsapir receives rare USPTO patent for Microdroplet BOTOX

Kenneth D. Steinsapir receives rare USPTO patent for Microdroplet BOTOX

Spinal Botox injection reduces pain

Spinal Botox injection reduces pain

Blue Water Spa donates non-perishable food items to Interfaith Food Shuttle of NC

Blue Water Spa donates non-perishable food items to Interfaith Food Shuttle of NC

New York City surgeon performs first revision rhinoplasty cases with FDA approved PDS Plate

New York City surgeon performs first revision rhinoplasty cases with FDA approved PDS Plate

Study raises questions about therapeutic use of botulinum toxin A

Study raises questions about therapeutic use of botulinum toxin A

Botox Cosmetics increase overall quality of life and self-esteem

Botox Cosmetics increase overall quality of life and self-esteem

Winston announces Phase II study results of Dolorac for chronic migraine at Lazard Conference

Winston announces Phase II study results of Dolorac for chronic migraine at Lazard Conference

Alliance Data to provide private label credit services to American Laser Centers

Alliance Data to provide private label credit services to American Laser Centers

Merz to present data on Xeomin clinical studies for cervical dystonia at AAPM&R

Merz to present data on Xeomin clinical studies for cervical dystonia at AAPM&R

Allergan third quarter diluted loss per share increases to $2.21

Allergan third quarter diluted loss per share increases to $2.21