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Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxic protein that, in small doses, can provide cosmetic and medical relief. Manufactured under various trade names such as Botox, Myobloc, Neurobloc, and Vistabel this toxin works by relaxing muscle contractions and blocking nerve impulses. It is commonly used for mini facelifts as it reduces wrinkles and fine lines. However, it is also used cosmetically to treat brow furrow, lazy eye, and uncontrollable blinking. Medically, Botox is used for cervical dystonia, chronic pain, enlarged prostates, migraines, overactive bladders, and neuropathy.
Botox is well-known for its wrinkle-erasing properties, but it has other benefits as well. Find out conditions for which doctors are using Botox by watching this video featuring pain management expert Dr. Devi Nampiaparampil.
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