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Q: I have heard that Botox® cosmetic enhancer contains botulism.

A: Actually, most medications are derivatives of bacterial mold sources, for example, penicillin. Botox® is a medication derived from a bacterial source but not botulism.

Botox® is recommended for use on the face, but only in the areas between and above the eyes and only on the recommendation of your experienced doctor. It is used most often to eliminate age lines between the eyes and help maintain a more-youthful appearance.