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Botulinum Toxin (BOTOX) is a neurotoxin widely used to treat facial wrinkles.
The neurotoxin is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, it was first identified in 1897. Botulinum toxin has been used cosmetically since its cosmetic effects were documented in 1989. In facial aesthetic treatments, the toxin works by causing weakening of the underlying muscle which exhibits habitual contraction, causing relaxation and thus flattening of the overlying skin. In the UK, three preparations of Botulinum Neurotoxin type A (Prescription Only Medicine) are licensed for the treatment of frown lines; Botox, Azzalure & Bocouture.