Botox – A Boon yet a Bane!



Botulinum toxin is commonly called as Botox; it is a protein and a neurotoxin produced by the Clostridium Botulinum bacterium. This toxin is lethal and causes botulism a life-threatening illness. Botulinum toxin types A-Botox, Dysport and Xeomin and Botulinum type B-MyoBloc are available commercially for cosmetic and medical purposes.

Botox injections are known for the face uplifting in the cine-field. Botulinum toxin is lethal and a naturally occurring protein that can to put to effective and powerful medication. Other than cosmetic uses there are many other uses of this toxin! Botulinum effectively treats: neuromuscular disorders of head and neck, profuse sweating, squints, sphincter malfunctioning, wound healing, diabetic neuropathy, excessive salivation and allergic rhinitis; are few to name.

In the field of Cosmetology, Botulinum is widely used to prevent the development of wrinkles, by paralyzing the facial muscles. This kind of Botox treatment lasts for maximum of six months. Moreover, to administer this toxin-cum medicine a qualified personnel is needed!

Every advancement so far made, has a side effect! Botox is no exception to this! The side effects are minor and temporary. As the facial muscles are paralyzed, the facial expression may not be conveyed appropriately, drooping of eyelids, double vision, uneven smile and inability to close the eyes. While, the adverse effects of the use of Botulinum can be headaches, flu-like symptoms, dysphagia, allergic reactions and inflammation. The use of Botox is not advisable for expecting-mothers, people having neuromuscular disorders or allergic to egg.

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