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1What Are Some Of The Risks Associated With The Cosmetic Use Of Botulinum Toxin?
Serious adverse effects after cosmetic use of botulinum toxin include dysphagia, muscle weakness, and allergic reactions [22, 23]. Dysphagia and muscle weakness are common symptoms of botulism.
2How Does Botulism Work To Reduce Wrinkles??
Botulinum toxin is a potent neurotoxin that inhibits release of acetylcholine at the neuromuscular junction. Injection of small quantities of botulinum toxin into specific overactive muscles causes localized muscle relaxation that smooths the overlying skin and reduces wrinkles.
3Can You Get Botulism From Cosmetic Botox?
Furthermore, as operators and patients frequently possess insufficient or little knowledge about botulism, botulism may occur among people receiving BoNt injection, leading to pulmonary infection and other complications. In a word, cosmetic botulism is a severe event caused by inappropriate injection of BoNT.
4When Was Botulinum Toxin First Used In Aesthetics?
Botox was first used cosmetically in 1990, to reduce facial wrinkles arising from muscle contraction.
5How Does Botulinum Toxin Work On The Face?
Botox injections block certain chemical signals from nerves, mostly signals that cause muscles to contract. The most common use of these injections is to temporarily relax the facial muscles that cause wrinkles in the forehead and around the eyes.
6How Does Botox Work Botulism?
Injections of botulinum toxin block the nerve signals to the muscle in which it was injected. Without a signal, the muscle is not able to contract. The end result is diminished unwanted facial wrinkles or appearance.
7Does Botox Make Wrinkles Go Away?
Botox uses various forms of botulinum toxin to temporarily paralyze or relax muscle activity and is a good option for dynamic wrinkles. It can smooth out wrinkles and restore a more youthful appearance.
8Is Botulism The Same As Botox?
Botulinum toxin (Botox) is a drug made from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. In large amounts, this toxin can cause botulism, an illness that affects the nerves.