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What is botulinum toxin?

Dr. Ellen Marmur, MD
Dermatology

Botulinum toxin or Botox is used to block muscles from contracting. In this video, Ellen Marmur, MD, a dermatologist at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, explains how the inactive toxin works when it's injected.

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