Keeping You Well
The popularity of Botox injections is mainly due to its ability to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. They are also used to treat conditions such as stiff neck (cervical dystonia), excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), overactive bladder, and lazy eye. Also, Botox injections may help prevent chronic migraines.
What is Botox?
Botox is the trade name for botulinum toxin, a protein substance similar in structure to acetylcholine, which transmits nerve signals from nerves to muscles.
Botox is used to prevent the contraction of the muscles responsible for facial expressions, and thus leads to reducing wrinkles resulting from aging, so it is often used for cosmetic purposes to treat wrinkles in the forehead, sides of the eyes and mouth as well.
There are many cosmetic benefits of Botox injections, the most important of which are:
- Treatment of wrinkles and frown lines that appear on the forehead.
- Facial muscle spasm treatment.
- Rejuvenating the skin and renewing its cells.
- Using Botox injections around the eyes and between the eyebrows.
- It can be used to improve the appearance of hair.
- Raising the eyebrows: Raising the eyebrows a few millimeters helps to appear youthful and attractive.
- Lifting the upper lip from the mouth.
Botox uses for treatment
Some may think that Botox is used for cosmetic purposes only, but in fact it can be used for therapeutic purposes as well, such as:
- Eye twitching treatment: Botox needles relieve spasm or twitching of the muscles around the eyes.
- Treatment of chronic migraine or so-called sister, which works to reduce the severity of headache.
- Treatment of hyperhidrosis, whether in the feet or palms, and under the armpits as well.
- Treatment of upper extremity spasms.
- Bladder dysfunction treatment.
- Treatment of muscular and nervous disorders.
How is Botox injection performed?
Botox injections are performed in cosmetic clinics or a specialist doctor’s office, where the procedures include the following:
- Clean the area to be injected with an alcohol-free lotion.
- Apply a local anesthetic at the injection site as needed.
- Botox is injected into separate areas of the face and upon request.
- The patient should remain in an upright position for five minutes after the Botox injection.
- It is advised to avoid taking any blood-thinning medication without consulting a doctor.
- Follow the advice of the doctor or specialist after the Botox injection