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“Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It is one of the most poisonous naturally occurring substances in the world. Though it is highly toxic, it is used in minute doses both to treat painful muscle spasms, and as a cosmetic treatment in some parts of the world. It is sold commercially under the brand names Botox and Dysport for this purpose. The terms Botox and Dysport are trade names and are not used generically to describe the neurotoxins produced by the clostridia species.” [1]

Botox has been used as a novel method for the treatment of persistent facial flushing in rosacea sufferers.

“We report a case of persistent facial flushing that was resistant to multiple pulsed dye laser treatments and was successfully treated with botulinum toxin A. Results: The post treatment appearance was dramatic, and the patient was highly satisfied with the cosmetic outcome.” [2]

End Notes

[1] Wikipedia

[2] Botulinum Toxin for the Treatment of Facial Flushing Melanie Yuraitis, MS, and Carolyn I. Jacob, MD

Dermatologic Surgery, Volume 30, Number 1, January 2004, pp. 102-104(3)

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