Clostridium botulinum, the bacterium from which Botox is derived, is found in many natural settings, including soil, lakes, and forests. The bacterium can also be found in the intestinal tracts of mammals and fish and in the gills and organs of crabs and other shellfish. Such naturally occurring instances of Clostridium botulinum bacteria and spores are generally harmless. Problems only arise when the spores transform into vegetative cells and the cell population increases. At a certain point, the bacteria begin producing botulinum toxin, the deadly neurotoxin responsible for botulism.
It is important to follow and maintain the optimum storage conditions of Botox. Botox can be safely stored in large quantities for easy access, at room temperature before the applications first usage. Once the Botox solution is made up for the first time, it must be stored in the refrigerator to ensure maximum sterility of its key active ingredients, the neurotoxin from Clostridium botulinum bacteria. It is this neurotoxin that numbs or paralyses muscles that are subject to spasms.
Facts on Botox:
Allergan Botox (1x100iu) is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment, with more than 6 million Botox treatments administered each year.
Botox is a neurotoxin derived from Clostridium botulinum, an organism found in the natural environment where it is largely inactive and non-toxic. Botulinum toxin is used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by paralyzing the underlying muscles.
People also use Botox to treat excessive sweating, migraines, muscular disorders, and some bladder and bowel disorders.
Skin and skin appendage disorders:
• management of severe hyperhidrosis of the axillae, which does not respond to topical treatment with antiperspirants or antihidrotics
• temporary improvement in the appearance of:
moderate to severe vertical lines between the eyebrows seen at maximum frown (glabellar lines) and/or,
moderate to severe lateral canthal lines (crow’s feet lines) seen at maximum smile and/or,
moderate to severe forehead lines seen at maximum eyebrow elevation
when the severity of the facial lines has an important psychological impact in adult patients.
This product is for single use only and any unused solution should be discarded. The most appropriate vial size should be selected for the indication.
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