Botox is actually made out of the same neurotoxin that causes botulism; Clostridium botulinum type A. As long as it is used in minuscule doses it is harmless. The way that the toxin works is that it blocks communication between the nerves and the muscles in the face. When the communication is blocked, it causes a temporary paralysis that relaxes dynamic wrinkles that are caused by tense muscles. Skilled professionals can strategically place Botox injections in areas of the face that cause wrinkles by studying the contour of the patient’s skin. A tiny amount of Botox in a precise location can do wonders for the entire facial area.