Toxins – or botulinum toxin A if you want to get technical – are one of the best-known categories of drug in the world. Primarily used for wrinkle-relaxing injections by reducing muscle activity in the area, toxins have a number of other uses cosmetically and medically. For example, as well as softening wrinkles, they can help reduce tension in tight jawlines and around your neck and shoulders, specifically the trapezius muscle (remember ‘Barbie Botox’). You can have toxin injections to control excessively sweaty hands and armpits too, as they work by blocking the activation of your sweat glands.
Of the number of brands on the market, one is certainly the best-known and most commonly used by practitioners, but because toxins are prescription-only medicines, we can’t talk about individual brands here. Toxin is extremely popular in the aesthetics world due to its relatively cheap cost (compared to a surgical face-lift, for example), reliable results, minimal pain level, and the short time it takes to perform the procedure. Scroll down for all the toxins FAQs.