Botox injections focus on decreasing the appearance of wrinkles. They are also used to treat other conditions such as sweating, lazy eye, overactive bladder, and much more. Each injection contains the toxin called botulinum type A that prevents muscle movement. The toxin is produced by a specific microorganism that we get from food poisoning. Fortunately, the Botox injections are safe to use and can improve facial appearance or treat other unfavorable symptoms.
The microorganism Clostridium Botulinum creates a toxin that blocks the release of acetylcholine chemical signals in the presynaptic motor neuron. This is to prevent the signal from traveling to the postsynaptic motor neuron. The decreased number of acetylcholine can temporarily relax the muscle to reduce forehead wrinkles or lines around the eyes.
Botox injections should be implemented correctly to prevent serious side effects. Since these injections can be dangerous, it’s essential to choose the right doctor specializing in your particular condition and be certified and experienced in administering the Botox treatment.