Botox is the first among the family of botulinum discovered. Botox has been the hottest selling list item. Botox contain onabotulinum toxin A as an active ingredient. The Botox stops the muscle movement which creates the wrinkle in the first place. Hence, after Botox treatment, the wrinkle due to muscle movement is gone. The attenuated toxin is produced by a small organism that causes the food poisoning called botulism. However, the toxin is a misnomer as it causes food poisoning in its raw form, does not do so after inactivation during the processing for an attenuated onabotulinum toxin A compound. Hence, it becomes a friendly drug for medical and cosmetic use. It is commonly used in chemo-face lift, or Botox face lift procedure. It can be combined with PRP face lift.
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Botox injection has been used widely to treat other medical conditions such as:
Other commercial products have emerged in market as an equivalent such as:
The active ingredient present in the other commercial brand is also using various botulinium toxins. However, each of these products is administered similarly except that the dosing scheme is different
The Botulimun brings about competitive block at the myoneural junction or nerve-muscle junction to prevent neural signal from reaching the muscle fibril to bring about muscle contraction. In doing so, it smooth out the skin and the wrinkle disappears. As this is a reversible process, the wrinkle only reappear after the Botulinum is fully removed from the body over the next 3 to 6 months.
The positive effect causes the disappearance of lines as below:
Besides correction and visibly improving the appearance of the skin for aesthetic use, Botox injections are also well utilized to treat other disorders such as below:
The pain or the discomfort of this injection is minimal. The needle used is so tiny, needle gauge size of less than 30 or even 32 Gauge size.
For the anxious patient it may be necessary to numb the skin before the Botox injection procedure. One has many options to choose as their preferred method to withstand the discomfort.
A tiny drop of volume of Botox will be injected into the skin surface or onto the muscle by the doctor doing the procedure. The number of injection may vary for each individual as it is dependent on their muscle bulk and specific need.
A patient need to choose her priority and expectation. One cannot has both. They are mutually exclusive. This procedure is implemented with the highest care and is done in the doctor’s room.
After the procedure, one need to take care not to massage or rub the treated area as it may move the newly injected Botox to the surrounding area and cause unintended result. However, you may go back to your daily lifestyle without any downtime. For the first 8 hours avoid exercise and alcohol.
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