Botox injections are well-known as a medications group permitting botulinum toxin forms to paralyze the muscle activity temporarily. The toxin causes botulism, a food poisoning type that is microbe produced.
Botox injections are primarily noted for the ability of reducing facial wrinkles. Treating problems such as excessive sweating, repetitive neck spasms, lazy eye, and overactive bladder is also possible the injection de Botox helps prevent in some people severe chronic migraines.
Why is it used?
The injections Botulinum toxin blocks certain chemical signals, these are the signals that cause contraction of muscles. The common use of such injections is to relax temporarily the underlying facial muscles causing wrinkles, such as:
- Frown lines between eyebrows
- Forehead furrows
- Crows-feet, these refer to the lines appearing from the eye corners.
The Botulinum toxin injections help treating conditions affecting the body functions. Few of the instances include:
- The common cause is the lazy eye that is the muscles imbalance responsible for eye positioning.
- Excessive sweating when you do not actually exert and the temperature is not hot known as hyperhidrosis.
- Experiencing migraines over 15 days such that these botulinum injections reduce the frequency of headache.
- Botulinum toxin injections help muscles twitching around the eye or even relieve contracture.
- Botulinum toxin injections assist in reducing urinary incontinence that happens due to overactive bladder.
- Muscle contractures due to neurological conditions such as cerebral palsy causing the limbs pull towards center can be relaxed with such injections.
Injections of Botox are relatively safe if it is handled by an experienced doctor. However, the possible side effects include:
- Bruising, swelling or pain at the injection site
- Flu-like or headache symptoms
- cockeyed or droopy eyelid eyebrows
- Eye dryness or more eye tearing
- Drooling or Crooked smile
It may sound unlikely, but it is possible for the botulinum toxin to spread to other body parts and cause signs and symptoms. You may call the doctor if you notice these effects even after receiving Botox such as:
- Muscle weakness over the body
- Trouble swallowing or speaking
- Bladder control loss
- Breathing trouble
- Vision problems
Doctors recommend against using Botox particularly if you are breast-feeding or are pregnant.
Select a proper doctor
Botox should be done only under the care of a doctor. The injections must be placed avoiding any side effects. It means the Botox must be administered correctly. Look for a certified doctor with experience.