What is Botox made of?

Botox is the trade name for a protein derived from botulism toxin (a neurotoxin, which is made by a bacteria known as Clostridium botulinum) and is injected underneath the skin to smooth out lines and wrinkles on the face.

In the right doses Botox paralyzes and relaxes facial muscles and gives them a clean smooth appearance. Botox is injected into the targeted area in order to weaken the muscles and hamper their ability to contract.

The protein is also used widely during cosmetic procedures to treat various conditions such as lazy eye, creases in the face, wrinkles, uncontrolled blinking as well as glebellar lines or furrows of the brow. Botox is produced by Allergan Pharmaceuticals.