Definitions for "Botulinum toxin type A"
Keywords:  botox, brows, frown, toxin, persistent
a toxin that blocks neuromuscular transmission when injected in tiny amounts into specific muscles to treat and improve lines and wrinkles associated with facial expression
A neurotoxin which, when used in very low doses, relaxes or temporarily paralyzes the contractive muscles which cause frown lines. Treatment is non-surgical in the form of injections which smooth deep persistent lines between brows or in the forehead. Botox paralyzes facial muscles, while Puragen fills in the space beneath wrinkles. Each acts in a different way, but may be used to complement each other.
An injection, used for children with disability, to treat excessive muscle tone (more than usual tension in the muscle) - more pronounced when the child moves.