Botox, also known as onabotulinumtoxinA, is the original cosmetic injection that remains the most popular choice for cosmetic patients around the world.
OTHER USES OF BOTOX
Although Botox is best known for its cosmetic uses, such as for reducing the look of glabellar lines, which are frown lines between the eyebrows, for treating crow’s feet around the eyes, and for correcting other facial wrinkles, Botox 100U actually has a wide range of medical uses. One of the first uses of Botox was for treating muscular eye problems, such as blepharospasm, which is eyelid spasms, and strabismus, which is crossed eyes. Doctors use Botox 100U to treat cervical dystonia, which is associated with an abnormal head position and neck pain, and upper motor neuron syndrome, including cerebral palsy, as well as upper limb spasticity. Some stroke patients even receive Botox treatments to help with their symptoms. Two of the newer uses of Botox include reducing the incidence and severity of chronic migraine, and reducing hyperhidrosis, which is excessive sweating. Doctors also use Botox 100U to treat bruxism, which is teeth grinding and clenching, achalasia, incontinence and overactive bladder, vaginal spasms, vocal cord issues, and even allergic rhinitis. we offer Botox to treat a wide variety of muscle-related diseases, and some studies have even suggested that Botox can treat depression by reducing the ability to frown.
HOW DOES IT WORK
Botox works by blocking the release of acetylcholine by neurons, which weakens muscles. This can help reduce symptoms such as muscle spasms or reduce the look of wrinkles that are associated with muscles. Since your patients use their muscles for facial expressions, over time this can develop deep lines and wrinkles in certain areas of their face, such as between their eyebrows. Relaxing the muscles beneath the skin helps to smooth the look of facial lines and wrinkles
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS
Botox is made from botulinum toxin, a powerful natural toxin, but in small amounts it can be beneficial. Botox can cause some side effects, such as bruising, redness, pain, or infection at the injection site. Botox can also cause symptoms such as respiratory infection, dizziness, nausea, headache, difficulty swallowing, muscle weakness, dry eye, eye irritation, double vision, swollen or drooping eyelid (ptosis), more tears or less blinking, sensitivity to light when injected near the eyes, neck pain, back pain, sweating, or anxiety. There is a risk of the toxic effects of the botulinum toxin spreading to other areas of the body as well
WHEN CAN I SEE RESULTS.
After cosmetic injections using Botox, patients may not see results for three to five days, or even up to two weeks, but afterward they should enjoy reduced wrinkles for about three to six months.