Botox injections are having the primary abilities to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. They can also be used to treat conditions such as excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), neck spasms (cervical dystonia), an overactive bladder , lazy eye Muscle contractures, Chronic migraine and some eye muscle conditions
Botox injections are using the toxins called onobotulinumtoxinA and it basically prevent a muscle from moving and this is done temporarily. A toxin is been produced by the microbe that is causing botulism, a this also a type of food poisoning. Botox is named as the first drug to use botulinum toxin. Other products now include abobotulinumtoxinA (Dysport) , incobotulinumtoxinA (Xeomin) and rimabotulinumtoxinB (Myobloc). Each are little different from other, particularly when it comes to dosage units, so they aren’t interchangeable
Botox uses :
Few of the major Uses of Botox Therapy are mentioned below.
Botox injection is used to temporarily lessen the appearance of facial wrinkles in adults.
Botox is used in to treat cervical dystonia which is a condition that causes your neck muscles is abnormally. This is a painful condition and your neck muscles contract involuntarily causing your head to twist or turn into a position which is not comfortable to any one.
Botox is used for chronic migraines in patients who have 15 days or more headaches a month.
Botox is used to treat muscle stiffness of the arms, hands, legs, and feet. Muscle stiffness is when there is an abnormal increase in muscle tone or stiffness of muscle.
Eye muscle conditions:
It is used to treat certain eye muscle conditions caused by nerve disorders in adults and children who are at least 12 years old. This is spasm of the eyelids or includes uncontrolled blinking, and a condition in which the eyes do not point in the same direction.
This is a condition when excessive sweating occurs even when the temperature is not very hot and you are not exerting yourself.
Expectations from Botox Therapy ?
Botox – Preparation for the procedure
Its not very critical procedure and majority of the people do not feel much discomfort during the treatment. But it is required that your skin should be numbed beforehand, and that could be the special case for you if your palms or soles are being treated for excessive sweating. Your doctor might use one or more of various methods available to numb the area, such as ice and vibration anesthesia, topical anesthesia, , which uses massage and it helps in reducing the criticality and discomfort.
Don’ts for Botox
You should not be treated by Botox if you are allergic. Before treated Botox to make sure this is safe for you. Avoid if you have these problems:
- If medicine injected area has infection.
- Problems with swallowing
- Facial muscle is weak
- If bleeding problems
This medicine is injected by a healthcare provider into the muscles. Depending on the condition of patient this injections may be given into more than one area at a time.
Botox -At the time of procedure
Along with treatment, Botox injections are also prepared in the clinics of Specialist doctors. For Botox to get injected , Consultants use a thin needle to inject tiny amounts of botulinum toxin into your skin and muscles. However , the count and number of injections required are purely dependant on various factors and the may include the extent of the area being treated ae well
Botox- After the procedure
Rubbing or massage the treated areas is strictly prohibited for next 36 Hours. And it is mandatory advice , as avoiding the precautions may help toxins to spread to a different area. You can return to your normal activities right after the procedure.
Results are visible after 24-48 Hours of treatment and this is dependent on the problems and infected area being treated. The effect may last for 90-180 days. A regular follow up procedure is required to maintain the effects lasting long.
Botox side effects:
If you have any following of the signs Botox may be allergic to your body : itching, difficult breathing, feeling like you might pass out; swelling of your lips, face, tongue, or throat.
Few more symptoms are also mentioned below and if you acknowledge any of them , you need to get the consultation and you need to call your doctor immediately.
- Unusual or severe muscle weakness.
- Trouble talking or swallowing.
- Drooping eyebrows or eyelids.
- Vision changes.
- Chest pain, pain spreading to your jaw or shoulder, irregular heartbeats.
- Chest tightness , Cough, sore throat, tightness of chest and shortness of breath.
- Problems with vision, eyelid swelling, crusting or drainage from your eyes.
Some more common side effects of Botox
- Neck pain, headache, back pain, pain in your legs or arms.
- Cold symptoms like as sneezing, stuffy nose, sore throat.
- Painful or difficult urination.
- More sweating in areas other than the underarms.
- Bleeding, bruising, pain, swelling or redness where the injection was given.
What should avoid after receiving Botox?
Driving should be avoided along with any hazardous activity until you know how this medicine will affect you. Botox may impair your depth or vision perception. After receiving an injection avoid quickly going back to your normal physical activities.