Botox® is a purified protein which is derived from Clostridium Botulinum Toxin, a naturally occurring bacteria. Botox® has been used medically for well over 20 years and no long term side effects have been reported.
When Botox is injected into the muscle it prevents the release of a chemical known as acetylcholine, which makes muscles contract and move. Relaxing these muscles will help smooth the wrinkles – such as frown lines and crow’s feet – that are caused by repeated muscle contraction
Medically, Botox® can also be used to treat Eye Spasm, Excessive Sweating and Cerebral Palsy. When used cosmetically, Botox® is injected by a trained clinician into the facial muscles to relax the muscles, softening lines and wrinkles, lifting the brow, correcting a droopy smile and even slimming the jaw line.