Synonyms: Botulinum Toxin, Botulinum Neurotoxin, BOTOX
Botox is the commercial or trade name for botulinum toxin A which is produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum.
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All prices are in US dollars and include the cost of the procedure and minimum hospital stay. Estimates and minimum hospital stay will vary depending upon individual needs and requirements.
Botox works by blocking the signals that would normally tell your muscles to contract. When Botox is injected in an area of the body where there are wrinkles, it locally blocks the nerve impulses, thus temporarily weakening or paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles, while giving the overlying skin a smoother and refreshed appearance.
Botox is popularly used for to temporarily reduce or eliminate frown lines, laugh lines, forehead creases, crows feet near the eyes and thick bands in the neck (turkey neck). However, Botox is not exclusively used for Cosmetic Treatments. Botox Injections are also used to relieve migraine headaches, excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), muscle spasms in the neck (cervical dystonia), uncontrolled blinking of eyes (blepherospasm) and lazy eye (strabismus).
Ideal candidates for Botox Injections are young to middle age men and women who do not have significant sun damage but want to eliminate lines and wrinkles on their face and neck. Before starting treatment with Botox Injection, tell your doctor if you have any disorders that affect your nerves and muscles, if you are breastfeeding, or if you are planning to become pregnant soon.
There is no need to prepare for Botox Injection. Only be sure to avoid taking aspirin or anti-inflammatory medication before the treatments because these medications can cause you to bleed and bruise more easily. Botox Injection is usually performed on an outpatient basis in the comfort and privacy of a Medical Centre by trained and experienced medical professionals. The procedure for receiving Botox Injections is quite simple and takes just a few minutes. Local anesthesia may or may not be used. During the procedure, small doses of Botox are injected into affected muscles. Botox binds to the nerve endings; and blocks the nerve signals signals for the muscle to contract. Botox then temporarily paralyzes or weakens the injected muscle, leaving the surrounding muscles unaffected. Botox Injections do not require any after care (except if you are bleeding or bruised at the treatment site) and are therefore, fondly referred to as 'Lunch Break Cosmetic Treatments'. Botox Injections can also be combined with other Surgical or Non-surgical Cosmetic Treatments to enhance their outcomes. Do not massage the treated area as this can potentially cause the Botox to spread to unintended areas and muscle groups. Avoid lying down for four to five hours after your Botox Injection
If you have realistic expectations of Cosmetic Treatments, then you would generally be satisfied following Botox Injection treatments which might need to be repeated every three or four months in order to maintain results. With repeated Botox Injections, thinning of the muscles occurs, which produces longer lasting results.
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