What is Botox?
Botox represents a brand name of a toxin produced by a bacterium known as Clostridium botulinum. The bacteria cause botulism. Scientists discovered that Botox used in small diluted amounts by directly injecting to specific muscles causing controlled weakening of the muscles. Botulinum toxin blocks muscle nerve activity which results in a temporary relaxation of muscle activity. It is currently the most popular cosmetic therapy.
Upon discovery that Botox cures ailments like lazy eye and controlled blinking, The FDA approved its use in the late 1980s. We use Botox currently to treat facial creases and wrinkles, muscle spasms in upper and lower limbs and even severe underarm sweating. Botox also prevents chronic migraine headaches in adults.
We provide professional and superior Botox services. Most people are not aware of Botox and its benefits. That should not worry you anymore, if you are among these people.
How it works
The doctor will inject you with a fine needle into the specific neuromuscular tissue with minimal discomfort. To see results, it will take a few days, usually 24-72 hours. It blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles meaning that the injected muscle can no longer contract. The wrinkles then relax and soften. The procedure takes a few minutes, and no anesthesia is required.
Tips and precautions
• A Botox injection lasts for 4-6 months before the lines and wrinkles begin to reappear as a result of muscle action slowly returning. To rectify this, come for another injection.
• Doctors recommend avoiding alcoholic drinks, aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications a week or two before the procedure.
• Patients who are either pregnant, breastfeeding or possess neurological disease or are allergic to botulinum toxins should NOT use Botox. Consult with us for more advice.
• Only a trained medical professional should give a Botox injection. Lucky for you, we have our own Dr. Avany.
• Avoid switching healthcare providers for injections unless necessary. If this is the case, be sure to provide your new provider with your history and experience.
Space doses at least four months apart. An injection can be given more than one area at a time, it all depends on the condition treated. It is imperative to follow all instructions the doctor gives you. Avoid using Botox more often than indicated as it could lead to serious side effects.