Health

Botox – a cosmetic treatment

In recent years, Botox has become an increasingly popular method of treating wrinkles and other facial creases. This is widely used throughout cosmetic and medical communities to treat many problems.

Botox is a drug prepared from botulin which is used medically to treat certain muscular conditions ad cosmetically to remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing facial muscles. Botox is prepared from highly purified botulinum toxin A, which is produced from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.

When Botox is injected into a body, this blocks the signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscles can no longer contract, which makes the wrinkles to relax and soften. It is commonly used on forehead lines, line around the eye and on frown lines.

Botulinum toxin (Botox) is used in the treatment of eye disorders such as misalignment of eyes and uncontrolled blinking, in order to treat the stiffness or spasms or movement disorders and also to reduce the cosmetic appearance of wrinkles. This gives you a more youthful appearance.

Temporary and uncomplicated procedure

 Botox is not a permanent treatment to reduce wrinkles, but it temporarily fixes the wrinkles for a short time.

Usually, an injection can hurt, but the needles used for Botox injections are very small, so pain is minimal. The specific is can be unsensitized with an anesthetic cream or cold pack 10-20 minutes before the injections are given.

Who can use this Botox?

A person who is in good health, moderate to severe wrinkles in the face can use this Botox. Patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding or suffer from skin infection should not do this treatment.

Benefits of Botox

Excessive sweating

Botox has been used to treat those patients suffering from excessive sweating. It is proven that botox inhibits the sweat glands by restraining the production of sweat.

Abnormal Heart Rhythm

Botox is an effective treatment for preventing abnormal heartbeat patterns. This is useful in open heart surgery.

Cold hands

Doctors use this botox to treat the patients who suffer from extremely cold hands. In this treatment, Botox is injected directly into the hand.

This relaxes the muscle that encloses the constricted blood vessels. When the vessels relax and expand the blood can flow through the hands and to the fingertips which result in warmer hands.

Advantages

Cost: Easily affordable for patients than other cosmetic or medical procedure.

Speed: It is a quick approach to receiving treatment as they take a maximum of one week for the full effects.

Less invasive: Botox injections are less invasive than other cosmetic treatments but still provide the same results.

Multiple uses: It can be used to treat a large number of cosmetic and medical conditions.

Disadvantages

Temporary result: Botox treatment is temporary in nature, which lasts between two and eight months.

Bruising: It becomes darker around the site of the injections but will last only a day or two.

Thus, Botox is generally known as the facial anti-aging treatment, but studies have proven that this drug works for many other medical conditions.