A single gram of pure botulinum toxin can kill millions. The same amount of cyanide can kill only five or six people. Yet a large number of medical and cosmetic benefits have been discovered related to the botulinum toxin, and Botox for cosmetic and medical purposes (by trained physicians, dentists and nurses) has been used in common practice since 2002.
In many states, a well-trained dentist, esthetician or other medical professional can carefully inject Botox into your face or a problem muscle and provide you with amazing results.
You see, botulinum toxin causes paralysis. When your entire system is exposed to a large dose, that can cause widespread paralysis that eventually leads to respiratory failure and death. But when injected carefully and specifically into problem muscles, the diluted Botox product can weaken or paralyze only a specific muscle and cause it to no longer be able to create a wrinkle. Over time, the effect can last longer and provide more dramatic results.
But that’s not the only thing that’s amazing about Botox. When administered by a dentist or other medical professional with specific skills, it can weaken muscles that cause TMD symptoms, jaw clenching and even migraine headaches.
When you consider that the botulinum toxin in Botox is the same that’s found in soil and contaminated food, it’s yet again even more amazing what Botox can do for you. By blocking neuron communication, Botox stops problem muscles from doing their thing, leading to a variety of positive outcomes for patients. This little bit of poison works in the same way that homeopathic remedies utilize tiny doses of toxic substances to provide big relief from all sorts of symptoms.
It’s important not to underestimate botulinum toxin and the Botox product made from it, and it’s important not to avoid such an important cosmetic and therapeutic tool.