When you’re taking Botox injections you’re injecting the botulin toxin A in your body.

There are seven types of Botulin Toxins (from A to G). Botox is the trade name for the botulin toxin A.

The botulin toxins are related to botulism. Botulism is a form of food poisoning which could be fatal since paralyzes muscles. If it attacks the respiratory muscles it’s impossible to breathe, therefore the patient dies. The muscles paralysis is reached because the toxins attack the proteins which release the neurotransmitter responsible for contracting the muscles. Dying from a respiratory block is the most common cause of death caused by botulism.

Botox injections actually can be used also to benefit. If you inject Botox into a muscle, that muscle will paralyze. If you inject Botox into a face muscle, that muscle won’t wrinkle.

Botox InjectionsBotox injections are a great way to look younger and better. It takes effect after days, in some patients just hours.

The wrinkles are greatly reduced or disappear at all. It is used by many people to reduce or eliminate the so-called frown wrinkles. It is approved to be used for people up to 65 years of age. The Food and Drug administration approved Botox for cosmetic use in 2002.

Other possible uses of Botox injections are to cure writer’s cramp, facial spasms and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).

Be aware that Botox injections are medical procedures that must be administered by trained medical personnel. It is known that Botox injections are done during cocktail parties by non-professional, non-medical people. There is always a possible risk, therefore the patient should be in a medical environment equipped for any kind of emergency that could arise from the injection.

Also it is not recommended to drink alcohol around the time of any injection. By no means do it outside of a medical structure.