Botox is the latest innovation in cosmetic improvements, using a substance derived from lethal bacteria to prevent or get rid of "worry lines" on the forehead. But it's long been used as a therapeutic agent for treatment of certain neuromuscular disorders. A panel talks about how Botox works and how it's used today.
For more information about dystonias, call the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation at 1-800-377-DYST (3978). For more information about Diane's vocal disorder, contact the National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association at 1-800-795-NSDA (6732).
associate professor of neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and director of the Maryland Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center
medical officer and clinical reviewer in the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research
medical director of the Center for Dermatology in Washington, DC