Question about Botulinum Toxin
If the botulinum toxin is so poisonous, then how can you get anti-wrinkle injections without dying?
That’s a fantastic question! The reason it’s safe to use for cosmetic purposes is because only tiny doses are used, and the toxin is delivered directly to the facial muscles that cause wrinkles. The toxin is also sterile, and purified, so we know exactly what dose we are giving.
In the illness “Botulism”, very large doses of the toxin are released in the body from contaminated food. These very large doses of un-purified toxin affect the muscles in the face in a uncontrolled way, as well affecting breathing by paralysing the diaphragm and other breathing muscles.
Anti-wrinkle injections are safe because we can deliver the medication in a highly controlled way. It’s important to realise that complications can sometimes occur though, and that’s why it’s important to choose an experience injector.