Botox is a neurotoxin derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It is used medically to treat certain muscular conditions and cosmetically to remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing muscles.
Botox is produced by Allergan, a pharmaceutical company. It is sold under the brand names Botox, Botox Cosmetic, and Vistabel.
The use of Botox for cosmetic purposes was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002. Since then, millions of people have undergone treatment with Botox.
Botox is generally safe and effective, but like all medical treatments, there are some risks involved. These risks are usually mild and temporary. The most common side effects of Botox are headache, nausea, injection site pain, and muscle weakness. Rare but serious side effects include allergic reactions, vision problems, and respiratory problems.
If you are considering getting Botox, it is important to consult with a qualified medical professional to make sure the procedure is right for you.