Aren’t these medicines a toxin to the body?
Botulinum toxin* is a neurotoxin produced by the bacteria called Clostridium botulinum, which causes the form of food poisoning we know as botulism. Botulism toxins bind to nerve endings and prevent muscles from contracting by blocking release of acetylcholine, which causes muscle contractions, from the nerve. This is basically how our Wrinkle relaxing injections work, but within much smaller and safer parameters. For example, it has been estimated that the amount of wrinkle relaxing medicine used to treat every patient in the world for one year is equivalent to just one spoonful of Clostridium botulinum bacteria!