What is Botox made of?

The main active ingredient of Botox Cosmetic injections is botulinum toxin type A, a toxin produced by the Clostridium Botulinum Bacterium.

More specifically, Botox Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) for injection contains sterile, vacuum-dried purified botulinum toxin type A.

In Botox Cosmetic injections, botulinum toxin is present in extremely small doses and has the beneficial effect of relaxing facial muscles preventing the development of wrinkles and frown lines.

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