Botox is Allergan’s brand name for their form of Botulinum toxin type A. A protein derived from the bacteria which causes botulism, Clostridium Botulinum. It has been used in a highly weakened and purified form by medical professionals for over 30 years. It can be used to treat a wide range of cosmetic and medical conditions including wrinkles, migraines, muscle spasms & excessive sweating to name a few. It is fully approved by the UK’s Medicine and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the USA. With over 1800 published studies regarding its many uses, no significant long-term side effects have been observed from its use to date. In cosmetic medicine, Botox is a fast and effective way of treating skin wrinkles & lines. Common sites for use include the forehead, around the eyes and around the mouth. It works by relaxing the muscles that create these lines resulting in a smooth and more youthful expression.
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