A highly purified protein preparation of Botulinum toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum (Botox) is injected, in very small amount, into specific muscles to be treated as a treatment. It paralyzes (relaxes) the muscles. Botox treatment has found a growing number of uses from easing muscle spasms, to its increasingly widespread use in cosmetic for flattening wrinkles.
While Botulinum toxin is generally considered safe in a clinical terms there can be serious side effects from its use. Most commonly it can be injected into the wrong muscle or spread from the injection site, causing paralysis to unintended muscles. Temporary bruising is also the most common side effect of Botox.
Getting Botox takes only few minutes and no anaesthesia is required, as it is just a minor discomfort for few seconds, which gives confidence and healthy skin for minimum 3 to maximum 6 months and after some sessions the lines and wrinkles often appear less severe, because the muscles are trained to relax.