Injectable Cosmetic Solutions – Botox

Posted on December 12, 2014

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Steven Covici, MD, operates a Springfield, MA, medical office, where he performs surgical procedures and delivers cosmetic treatments like Botox in his capacity as the leading oculofacial plastic surgeon in the that part of Massachusetts.

Botox, a popular and noninvasive anti-aging solution, derives its potency from Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium that secretes the botulinum toxin. When used in very small concentrations and injected into the skin, the toxin can help to reduce wrinkles by preventing muscles from contracting. The toxin is also used to care for individuals challenged by chronic migraines, overactive bladder, and many other conditions.

Clostridium botulinum lives in a variety of habitats like the bottoms of lakes and forest floors. Moreover, some fish and mammals host the bacterium in their digestive tracts. In most of its manifestations, the bacterium is harmless. It is only when it grows out of control and begins to die in great numbers that it releases the highly toxic payload that medical science has harnessed and made useful to patients throughout the world.

For more information about Dr. Steven Covici, Botox, and injectable cosmetic therapies generally, log on to drstevencovici.com.

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