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What is botox made from?

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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: What is Botox?

Botox is a medication consisting of a purified protein product of the bacteria clostridium botulinum. Botox like so many other medications has been purified from a protein found in nature.
When used at the appropriate injectable doses, Botox has a very consistent & predictable effect on target tissues in the body (muscles and sweat glands).

In brief: What is Botox?

Botox is a medication consisting of a purified protein product of the bacteria clostridium botulinum. Botox like so many other medications has been purified from a protein found in nature.
When used at the appropriate injectable doses, Botox has a very consistent & predictable effect on target tissues in the body (muscles and sweat glands).
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Botox is similar to Penicillin in the sense that it is found in nature as a product created by another organism, and the product can be purified and used to our benefit when used appropriately.
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Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology
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In brief: Botox

Botox is a made from botulinum toxin, serotype a.
Dysport and xeomin (incobotulinumtoxin a) are also serotype a. Other serotypes (a-g exist) have been tested but a is the best for cosmetic and medicial purposes.

In brief: Botox

Botox is a made from botulinum toxin, serotype a.
Dysport and xeomin (incobotulinumtoxin a) are also serotype a. Other serotypes (a-g exist) have been tested but a is the best for cosmetic and medicial purposes.
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Dr. David Voron
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Botulinum toxin

Botulinum toxin, the toxin produced by the bacteria that occasionally grows in canned foods and is notorious for causing food poisoning.

In brief: Botulinum toxin

Botulinum toxin, the toxin produced by the bacteria that occasionally grows in canned foods and is notorious for causing food poisoning.
Dr. David Voron
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Dr. Carlos Faviel font
Family Medicine
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In brief: Botox.

Botox is a drug made from a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum called botulinum toxin.
It is used medically to treat certain muscular conditions and cosmetically remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing muscles.

In brief: Botox.

Botox is a drug made from a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum called botulinum toxin.
It is used medically to treat certain muscular conditions and cosmetically remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing muscles.
Dr. Carlos Faviel font
Dr. Carlos Faviel font
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Dr. Andre Berger
Cosmetic Surgery
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In brief: Purified protein

A natural purified protein, fda-approved Botox cosmetic is the most common medical cosmetic treatment, with more than four million treatments performed per year. It is most often used to treat dynamic wrinkles.

In brief: Purified protein

A natural purified protein, fda-approved Botox cosmetic is the most common medical cosmetic treatment, with more than four million treatments performed per year. It is most often used to treat dynamic wrinkles.
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