Botulinum toxin, often referred to by its product name Botox, is derived from the poison manufactured by the bacteria, Clostridium (one form of Clostidium infection is called Botulism). It’s the same toxin that causes a life-threatening type of food poisoning called botulism. Injections of the toxin blocks nerve impulses, temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles while giving the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance.

Harmful Side effects include: Rare, but possible systemic risks (respiratory arrest, etc.). Long-term effects are still unknown, but dose amounts for humans are fatal to rats in laboratory studies. Do not get Botox while pregnant or breastfeeding.

There are many natural ways to diminish lines and wrinkles without harmful side effects or painful procedures. Contact us for more information.

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