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What is Botox?

Botox or Botulinum Toxin is a drug made from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It is medically used to treat certain muscle conditions and cosmetically to inhibit muscle movement that helps in preventing wrinkles from developing or worsening. The muscle then becomes more relaxed and helps in reducing the appearance of wrinkles and lines on the skin. Although botox is a powerful poison, it has a number of applications, when used correctly.It is best for Wrinkle Treatment.

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Why it’s done?

Botox injections block certain signals from the nerves, which causes muscles to contract. These are most commonly used to relax the facial muscles that underlie and cause the following types of wrinkles.

  • Forehead furrows
  • Crow's feet (lines that form around the outer corner of the eyes)
  • Frown lines between the eyebrows
  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • Eyelid twitch

Botox injections are also used to treat the following conditions which affect the body functions:

  • Chronic Migraine: Botox injections helps to reduce the frequency of headache.
  • Lazy eye
  • Eye twitching: In this condition, botox injections help to relieve the contracture of muscles around the eye.
  • Muscle contractures: The contracted muscles which is due to neurological conditions such as cerebral palsy can be relaxed with botox injections.
  • Bladder Dysfunction: Botox injections also helps to reduce urinary incontinence caused by an overactive bladder.

How is Botox administered?

Botox is administered by diluting the powder in saline and injected directly into the neuromuscular tissue. It is injected into the affected muscles while treating muscle stiffness and wrinkles. When used to treat excessive sweat, it is injected into the skin. When used to treat overacting bladder it is injected directly into the bladder and to prevent migraine, it is injected into the muscles of head and neck.

The number of injections and the extent of the area being treated depends upon the following factors:

  • Facial features
  • The extent of wrinkling
  • The specific area being treated

What are the possible side effects of botox injections?

Generally, botox Treatment are well tolerated and it is a relatively safe treatment when performed by an experienced medical professional. Although Botox Treatment are proven to be safe, around one per cent of people receiving injections develop antibodies to the toxin and makes subsequent treatment ineffective. So, you should tell your doctor and take precautions if you have the following medical conditions:

  • Signs of infection or allergy
  • Bleeding problems
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Muscle nerve disorders
  • Breathing problems like asthma, aspiration-type pneumonia or emphysema
  • If you have undergone any treatment using botulinum toxin in the last four months

The following are some of the possible side effects of botox injections:

  • Pain or swelling in the injection area
  • Mild numbness or tingling at the injection site
  • Eye dryness or excessive tearing
  • Temporary nausea or headache
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Temporary upper lid or brow ptosis (drooping)

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