Posts Categorized: Cosmetics

Botox injections

While many people think of botulinum toxin type A (known by the brand names Botox and Dysport) as a treatment for wrinkles, it has actually been used for many years to treat certain medical conditions. In fact, its use as a cosmetic treatment was only realised when people using it to treat facial muscle spasms noticed an improvement in their facial wrinkles. What is Botox? Botox is one brand of a purified form of botulinum toxin type A, a chemical toxin that is produced by Clostridium botulinum bacteria. Although this is the same toxin that causes botulism — a type… Read more »