What is Botox?
Botox is the trade name for a purified medicine derived from botulinum bacterium. Over the past 15 years, this potent substance has been used for the treatment of many conditions caused by muscle spasm. The first FDA approved use of Botox was for blepharospasm (eyelid twitching) treatment. Dermatologists noted that when blepharospasm patients were treated with Botox, their crow’s feet and surrounding wrinkles disappeared. Botox has since been developed into an extremely effective treatment for natural wrinkle lines that occur with muscle movement.