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Botox Ingredients

By kep2020 October 22, 2021

Erasing wrinkles and fine lines has never been easier. A few quick injections of Botox in as little time as your lunch break and you will enjoy the effects of smooth, supple skin for months. Botox is the most recognized injectable cosmetic brand and is available in 95 countries worldwide. Small target doses of this toxin interfere with nerve signals paralyzing or weakening the muscles, so they do not contract. When these muscles are relaxed and not being used, facial creases, frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles will begin to fade. As such, Botox should always be administered by a licensed and skilled practitioner such as a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. 

Botox is an FDA approved aesthetic treatment primarily designed for cosmetic use to reduce wrinkles. It can also be used medicinally for various health issues including severe and chronic migraine headaches, eye spasms, excessive sweating and bladder issues as well as muscular and nerve disorders.

Botox ingredients are comprised of active and inactive ingredients. Botulinum toxin type A, which is a type of bacteria produced by Clostridium botulinum, is the active ingredient. This beneficial toxin is sterilized, vacuum-dried and purified before use. Inactive ingredients include additives and proteins such as human albumin and sodium chloride. Other Botox ingredients include casein hydrolysate, glucose and yeast extract. Each vial of BOTOX Cosmetic contains either 50 Units of Clostridium botulinum type A neurotoxin complex, 0.25 mg of Albumin Human and 0.45 mg of sodium chloride; or 100 Units of Clostridium botulinum type A neurotoxin complex, 0.5 mg of Albumin Human and 0.9 mg of sodium chloride. 

For more information on Botox ingredients and to make Botox a part of your beauty care regimen, contact the team at Kevin Perman, MD. Our team of aesthetic professionals will provide you with a list of services that will help you retain youthful and healthy skin.