Botox is an abbreviated version of Botulinum Toxin, which is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
Botox injections are generally used for medical purposes, but they can also help alleviate a number of other health concerns. Botox was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1989 to treat blepharospasm (abnormal contraction of the eyelid muscles) and strabismus (lazy eye).
Now, Botox has a wide range of medical uses. It can be used to erase facial wrinkles, treat spastic muscle disorders and imbalances in eye muscles, relieve hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and address many other medical conditions, as well.
Botox injections block signals from the nerves to the muscles, which means the injected muscles can no longer contract as forcefully. As a result, wrinkles and skin creases relax, soften and become less visible. It is important to know that Botox injections should be only done by a board-certified doctor as they must have the proper dosage and the proper placement to be efficacious and harmless.
At the Florida Institute of Rejuvenative Medicine, our specialist has experience in administering Botox treatments and performs all procedures with the highest quality care possible for our patients.