Botox is a toxin that causes botulism. Botulism is a serious illness that causes flaccid paralysis of muscles. It is caused by a neurotoxin, generically called botulinum toxin, produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Irrespective of it causing illness, scientists have found ways of using it to our advantage. Botox can be used to control the weakening of the muscle when some amount of it are injected into our body.
How Botox work?
Botox works by blocking signals from the nerves from getting to the muscles. Botox works as a shield between the brain and the muscle. When a diluted amount of Botox is injected in the muscle, the injected muscle no longer contract. The non-contraction of the muscle causes the wrinkles to relax and soften. Botox are mostly used on forehead lines, crow’s feet (lines around the eye) and frown lines.
The effects from Botox will last four to six months. As muscle action gradually returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to re-appear and wrinkles need to be re-treated. The lines and wrinkles often appear less severe with time because the muscles are being trained to relax.
Benefits of Botox
Treatment of Drooping brow
Drooping brow causes patients look tired and unhappy even when they are feeling active and excited or happy. Based on individual basis, there are biological and medical reasons for the droop and vegetables, exercise of facial muscles is recommended by medical experts for patients. Using Botox results in the relaxing of the brow muscles and, when administered correctly, can keep them aloft.
Treatment for Bell’s Palsy
Bell’s palsy is a condition that causes a temporary weakness or paralysis of the muscles in the face. It mostly occurs when the nerve that controls the facial muscles becomes inflamed, swollen or even compressed. The condition the drooping and stiffness of one side of the eye. Bells palsy treatment can be carried out in 2 ways as listed:
This enhances the relaxation of the facial muscles that might have tightened up and become painful as well as preventing unwanted facial tics.
This method of treatment helps the relaxation of the movements on the dominant side of the face. This gives the face a balanced look while the patient goes about her work and routines talking and moving their face.
Reduce Migraine Pain
Migraine pain is headache of varying intensity mostly accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to light and sound. These headaches often times cause throbbing in one particular area that can vary in intensity. Botox drugs when taken reduces many of the major symptoms like sensitivity to light and nausea.
Treatment of Eye Squinting
Squints is a condition that results from incorrect balance of the muscles that move the eye, faulty nerve signals to the eye muscles and focusing faults. The administration of Botox helps with the balance.
Side effects of Botox