Botulinum toxin

Botulinum toxin - Botox

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Botulinum toxins such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, offer a quick, simple, non-surgical treatment for facial wrinkles on the forehead, frown lines between the brows and crows' feet that appear around the outer corners of the eye.

Botox injections are the best known to temporarily paralyze muscle activity.

The procedure requires no downtime and no recovery. Results become apparent within 24 to 48 hours and can last for up to six months.

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Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA), also called botulinum toxin type A, is made from the bacteria that causes botulism. Botulinum toxin blocks nerve activity in the muscles.

Botox injections should be given only by a trained medical professional, even when used for cosmetic purposes.The injection may be given into more than one area at a time, depending on the condition being treated.

Botulinum toxin injections are also used to treat conditions that affect how the body functions. Examples include Cervical dystonia, Lazy eye, Muscle contractures, Hyperhidrosis, Chronic migraine, Bladder dysfunction and Eye twitching.

After the procedure the patient may experience slight, localized pain, itching, headache, tenderness, swelling, redness, and/or minor bleeding/bruising.

After treatment instructions:

-Do not try to "rub in"or around the treated area

-Avoid any strenuous activity and workout that can cause harm to you for 24 hours after the procedure

-Do not lie down on your face and do not bend forward for at least 2 hours after the treatment

-Do not drink alcohol /especially red wine/

-Do not take any blood thinners right after your procedure

-Avoid excessive heat exposure /sauna, sunbathing or heat lamp procedures/ untill the redness and swelling have disappeared.