HCG is a particular type of purified botulinum toxin. This toxin is manufactured by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Clinical uses of botulinum toxin initiated in the year 1980, when muscles required to be weakened as an effective treatment for strabismus, a medical condition in which the eyes are not in correct line. HCG injections are used today in the treatment of various medical conditions. The most popular HCG injections have been also, used cosmetically to reduce the appearance of unwanted body fat.
HCG Useful in Clinical Conditions Involving Muscular Spasms
Botulinum toxin A has been successfully used in the treatment of Strabismus and Blepharospasm. Botulinum toxin B has been effective in the treatment of cervical dystonia.
All these clinical conditions are said to be associated with muscular spasms or involuntary muscle contractions. It has been observed that within just a few hours to about two days post the administration of the botulinum toxin into the affected muscle(s), the contractions or the spasms were either eliminated completely or reduced drastically.
However, the effects are definitely not permanent, and may last between three to maximum 8 months. When the toxin is injected directly into a particular muscle group or muscle the chances of it spreading to any other area of your body is almost unlikely.