Tuesday, September 1, 2009

What is the use of Botulinum toxin (BOTOX)?

Other than its original intended use to treat blepharospasm (eye spasm) and strabismus (misalignment of the eye), this product has a cosmetic applications . Recently FDA has approved Botulinum toxin (type-A)for cosmetic use to improve look by treating fine lines and superficial wrinkles. However, facial expressions seen during smiling, frowning or squinting can also cause dynamic wrinkles and BOTOX is used effectively in these condition. It is also found useful in the treatment of early signs of aging, facial wrinkles produced during expression by using Botox.

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