Botox injections – Botox is a well known brand for a product containing botulinum toxin type A. The toxin is produced by a bacterium that causes food poisoning called botulism. When injected in small doses, controlled, Botox will not poison but will act as a muscle relaxant with effects that could last several months.
There are two medical forms of botulinum toxin: Botox and Botox Cosmetic. Botox is used to treat certain medical and cosmetic Botox is used to soften facial wrinkles.
Role of Botox
Botox injections block certain signals from nerves – most signals that cause muscle contraction. This leads to a specific muscle paralysis, which can have therapeutic or cosmetic, if chronically tight muscles or spastic.
Botox experts recommend the following conditions:
– Neck pain and abnormal head position associated with severe muscle spasms of the neck (cervical dystonia)
– Lazy eye (strabismus)
– Spasm of the eyelids (blepharospasm)
– Muscle rigidity of the muscles of the elbow, wrist and finger due to increased muscle strain in the upper arms.
– Excessive sweating armpits (hyperhidrosis) – a situation that Botox reduces the action of sweat glands
– Chronic migraine – headache disorder that lasts more than 14 days per month.
Doctors sometimes use Botox to treat other conditions such as back pain, bladder dysfunction, pelvic floor problems, etc.. To prove the effectiveness of Botox in these conditions or standard therapy need further study.
How does Botox preparations for improving wrinkles?
Botox injections can be used to weaken or paralyze facial muscles some of which stretch the skin and cause wrinkles and allow the skin to become smooth. After about 2-7 days of injections, wrinkles and fine lines caused by facial expressions begin to disappear. Because Botox therapy has specific objectives, the ability to form facial expressions should not be affected.
It takes effect?
Imunatatirea appearance of wrinkles usually lasts 3-6 months and repeated injections are required to maintain the effect. If therapy is continued, the effects will last even longer. A small number of people develop antibodies that neutralize Botox after repeated treatments, which decreases the efficiency of therapy.
Botox preparations are safe?
Botox injections are relatively safe when administered by a physician specialized in their use. As with other treatments, there are some side effects associated with use of Botox, but most of these are minor and temporary.
Pain, tenderness and bruising may be associated with Botox injections. Nausea and flu-like syndrome were less marked.
Botox injections should not be used by pregnant or nursing. It is important to know that all medical procedures involving benefits but also risks, uses and it is recommended to consult their doctor before use.
Preparation before botox injections
Before you schedule the patient botox injections will have a talk with your doctor about factors that may contribute to positive action Botox on health or aesthetic problems.
This meeting includes:
– Medical history and physical exam – The doctor will ask the patient questions about medical history or conditions present in and perform a physical exam.
– Information about drugs used – The doctor will want to know details about the use of certain medications, because you may need to use certain medicinal substances before botox procedure. The doctor should be informed if there is a history of stroke, heart attack, angina or transient ischemic attacks. The doctor should be informed if you’ve previously used Botox preparations, if you received treatment with injectable antibiotics, the use of muscle relaxants, allergy or drugs or medicines to treat colds sleep disorders.
– A discussion of patient expectations – It is important for the doctor to know the motivations and expectations of the patient.
Botox injections are relatively safe when performed by an experienced physician. Side effects and complications can occur but in any circumstance. Adverse reactions should be flagged doctor (especially if they do not disappear) are:
– Pain and bruising at the injection site
– Temporary muscle weakness
– Increase the amount of perspiration.
Although unlikely, there is still the possibility that the effect of botulinum toxin to spread to other parts of the body and cause symptoms similar to botulism. Contact your doctor immediately if they notice any of these side effects or if they persist after using botox injections prepatelor:
– Muscle weakness in the whole body
– Blurred vision
– Problems with speech or swallowing
– Shortness of breath
– Loss of bladder control
Other serious side effects but less common that could be followed are:
– Allergic reactions
– Eye pain, bleeding, or bruising around the eyes
– Blistering, peeling skin rash or severe
– Chest pain, shortness of breath or irregular heartbeat
– Flu-like symptoms
– Neck or facial pain