Botox is the form of the toxin secreted by Clostridium botulinum bacteria, developed for therapeutic use. As we can understand from this definition, the news of snake venom in the media does not reflect the truth. While Botox is used in the treatment of neurological diseases in our country as well as all over the world, its use for aesthetic purposes has become widespread in recent years.
The mechanism of action of Botox is as follows: Commands from the brain activate the muscles stimulated by the nerves. Botox prevents the muscles from working by cutting the communication between the nerves and the muscles. Thus, the wrinkle formed by the blocked muscle is removed.
Botox is used in many areas. We can list some of them as follows: Some of the areas of use are in the prevention of mimic movements called tics, muscle contractions, removal of lines formed by the movements of tiny muscles on the face, prevention of excessive sweating, and prevention of migraine pains due to muscle tension.