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IP International Journal of Aesthetic and Health Rejuvenation

Know your botox

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Author Details: Roopali Sharma,Krishna Kumar Gupta*,Himani Sharma,Akash Rajput

Volume : 1

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : XXXX


Article First Page : 10

Article End Page : 13


Botox is no less than a magical wand in the cosmetic field today. It has become very popular among people in various countries. Produce by the anaerobic bacterium Clostridium botulinum, it exerts a paralytic effect by inhibiting acetylcholine release at the neuromuscular junction. The bacteria produces 7 antigenically distinct toxins. BoNT-A has been approved in more than 70 countries. There are five sources of BoNT-A available worldwide. Although public interest in Botox stems mainly from its cosmetic use but it has been used in treatment of various other disorders especially neurological. Some localized and generalized adverse effects are also noticed associated with the treatment. Botox use has been contraindicated in pregnancy and lactation. Use of botox and fillers in combination gives longetivity of the results. Use of botox brings about change in soft and hard tissues. Though botox has gained a lot of fame it has some limitations and disadvantages as well. Botox has brought about a great advancement in the world of dentistry.