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What is Botox
Botox is a protein made from Botulinum toxin, which the bacterium Clostridium botulinum produces. This is the same toxin that causes botulism.
How does Botox work?
Botox is a neurotoxin. These substances target the nervous system, disrupting the nerve signaling processes that stimulate muscle contraction. This is how the drug causes temporary muscle paralysis.
In order for any muscle to contract, the nerves release a chemical messenger called acetylcholine at the junction where nerve endings meet muscle cells. Acetylcholine attaches to receptors on the muscle cells and causes the cells to contract, or shorten.
Botox injections prevent the release of acetylcholine, which stops the muscle cells from contracting. In this way, the toxin helps the muscles to become less stiff.
Botox FDA approved?
Botox was originally FDA approved in 1989 for the treatment of blepharospasm and other eye muscle problems. In 2002, the FDA approved the use of Botox for a cosmetic treatment for moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows. It was approved by the FDA for treatment of wrinkles around the corners of the eyes (crow’s feet) in 2013.
What is the indication for Botox?
- Overactive Bladder
Is the procedure safe?
Botox injections are relatively safe when performed by an experienced doctor.
Side effect of Botox
Possible side effects and complications include: Pain, swelling or bruising at the injection site. Headache or flu-like symptoms.
How is Botox performed?
A thin needle to inject tiny amounts of botulinum toxin into your skin or muscles. The number of injections needed depends on many factors, including the extent of the area being treated. Botox injections are usually done by an experienced doctor.
How many treatment sessions are needed?
Typically, the effects of Botox last for up to 3 to 4 months. Therefore, the recommended treatment is once every 3 to 4 months. Nonetheless, if your facial muscles begin to train themselves to contract less, the period of time for each treatment may be extended longer than 3 or 4 months.
How Much Does Botox Cost?
The cost of the botox procedure will vary from patient. This is because each procedure is tailored to each individual patient, where the number of treatment areas tend to differ. During a consultation session, our doctors will furnish the cost of the procedure based on the treatment required for each patient.
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