Botox is the best known of a group of medications that use various forms of botulinum toxin to temporarily paralyze muscle activity. Noted primarily for the ability to reduce the appearance of some facial wrinkles, botulinum toxin injections can also treat repetitive neck spasms (cervical dystonia), excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), overactive bladder and some causes of crossed eyes. Botulinum toxin injections also help prevent chronic migraines in some people.
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