BOTOX® is a prescription drug that upon injection into the problem area, can temporarily paralyze muscles. It contains a purified and safe form of botulinum toxin A, or Clostridium Botulinum. Large amounts of this toxin can cause botulism, however the small diluted amounts found in BOTOX can be used to our advantage. The BOTOX blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. This prevents the muscles from contracting and allows wrinkles to relax and soften.