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What is Botox made of?

Botox has become a popular name in the world of aesthetic procedures, renowned for its ability to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines. But have you ever wondered what exactly Botox is made of? In this brief guide, we’ll explore the science behind this popular injectable and shed light on its key components.

What is Botox?

Botox is a neurotoxin derived from a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. The specific type of Botox used in cosmetic procedures is known as Botulinum Toxin Type A. Botox when used in controlled and diluted amounts, has proven to be safe and effective for aesthetic and medical applications.

Key Components

The active ingredient in Botox, Botulinum Toxin Type A, works by temporarily blocking nerve signals in the muscles where it is injected. This, in turn will prevent muscle contractions, relax the overlying skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. The process is temporary, typically lasting three to six months, after which the effects gradually wear off.

Safety Measures

It’s important to note that Botox is administered in extremely small and controlled doses to ensure safety. The manufacturing process involves purifying the toxin and diluting it to therapeutic levels. Administering Botox injections must be done by licensed and experienced professionals such as aesthetic doctors and plastic surgeons to minimize any potential risks. 

Understanding what Botox is made of can demystify the misconceptions surrounding this widely used aesthetic treatment. At GEM Aesthetic Clinic Malaysia, we have our qualified and experienced doctors available for consultation to guide you through our GEM No-fake Botox treatment Malaysia. Don’t hesitate to book a consultation with us now!

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