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Botox is used for temporary improvement in the appearance of vertical lines between the eyebrows (11s, mean mug), fan shaped lines from the corners of the eye (crows feet ),or forehead lines seen with raised eyebrows, when the severity of the facial lines has an important psychological impact in an adult. It can also be used for excessive sweating, overactive bladder, prevention of chronic migraine headaches, and in the treatment of persistent muscle spasms in wrist, hands, ankles eyelid, face neck, and shoulders.

What is Botox?

Botulinum neurotoxin is the most poisonous substance known to man. If inhaled 1ug would kill a person. It works by paralyzing striated muscles or the autonomic innervated muscles. Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxic protein from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It prevents the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine from the axon endings at the neuromuscular junction which causes a flaccid paralysis of the muscle. There are eight different neurotoxic polypeptides produced by Clostridium botulinum. The main types of botulinum toxin are types A to G. Types ANB are capable of causing disease in humans and are also used commercially, and medically type C through G are less common. With types E and F causing disease in humans and the other is causing disease in animals. naturalism can result from either wound or intestinal infections or by ingesting the toxin in foods.

Botox is a muscle relaxant that works by partially blocking the nerve impulses to any muscles that have been injected to reduce excessive contractions of these muscles. It is used to treat disorders such as cerebral palsy, post stroke spasticity, post spinal cord injury spasticity, spasms of the head and neck, eyelid, vagina, limbs, jaw, vocal cords, bladder, anus.

Dysport®️(abobotulinumtoxin A ) was approved by the FDA in 2016 for the treatment of pediatric patients, two years of age and older with lower limb spasticity.

Why use Botox®️?

In cosmetic applications, botulinum toxin is considered relatively safe and effective for reduction of facial wrinkles, especially in the upper most third of the face. Botox is best at treating dynamic facial lines, those caused by facial muscle activity that are present at rest.

Botox is one of the most common facial rejuvenation procedures. It enhances natural beauty and is used as an anti-aging treatment. It can improve forehead lines, frown lines, and other lines. Since these are the areas that people notice first when they meet you. Getting Botox is an easy way to improve your appearance, and make a better first impression.

Botox is an excellent option for cosmetic procedures because it’s non-invasive and fast. There is no downtime and results can be seen as quickly as 3 to 4 days after the treatment. These results continue to last for up to three months. Occasionally the treatment will last longer or shorter times, depending on individual metabolism.

Botox treatments are also relatively inexpensive when it comes to cosmetic procedures. It is measured in units and typical cost is $10-$25 per unit. Depending on your budget you can choose to do more or less to fit your needs. It can also save you money on other skin care procedures, like facials and different types of facial surgery or wrinkle treatments. It’s easy to budget for and you can save money over more expensive treatments in the future.

Botox injections, enhance natural beauty by softening wrinkles, therefore, making an individual’s face appear more youthful without removing expression from the face. It can increase confidence because of the results, and also promote a more positive self image.

What are the side effects and risk?

  • Side effects include transient, headache, swelling and bruising, bleeding, pain, twitching, itching, puffiness, edema around the eyes or numbness, or other changes in sensation.
  • Allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis is possible, but very rare.
  • asymmetry (unevenness )
  • temporary dripping, a facial features, including eyebrows cheeks and mouth
  • dry eyes
  • double or blurred vision
  • The theoretical risk of complications you need to certain individuals.

Limitations and alternatives

  • Occasionally, the treatment wears off very quickly, or does not work at all
  • wrinkles or lines present at rest, may or may not improved and can be unpredictable
  • alternatives to treatment include doing nothing, topical creams, chemical peels, laser treatments, surgical denervation for head or brow, lift, facelift and hyaluronic acid treatments
  • The actual degree of improvement cannot be predicted or guaranteed.
  • dissatisfaction is a possible outcome, regardless of effectiveness of the treatment
  • effects of all treatments gradually wear off over time and additional treatments may be necessary to maintain the desired effect

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