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Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Procedures

Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Procedures

Botox, also known as botulinum toxin injections are used to decrease over-activity throughout muscles that are caused by dystonin. The botulinum toxin is produced naturally by a bacteria called Clostridium botulinum. With this, although the botulinum toxin is highly toxic, it is used with control in small and refined doses. Botox is an effective and safe method that can be used to loosen overly tight muscles.

The injection allows botulinum toxin to be directed towards muscles affected by dystonin. As a result, signals that would normally inform muscles to tighten are halted and muscle spasms decrease. Though botox is mostly seen as an aesthetic procedure, it is actually effective towards certain medical phenomena. Frequently utilized botulinum toxin procedures are as follows:

Procedures Against Aging

Botulinum toxin is effective for wrinkles that are caused by mimics that lead to the tightening of muscles. Botulinum toxin disables the muscles throughout the injected area, thus, preventing tightening and wrinkling. The classic application of botox is done on the area that surrounds the eye - found within the 1/3 of the overall face and on forehead wrinkles.

With botulinum toxin, it is also possible to treat unwanted wrinkles that are near the nasal bridge. Generally, visible results can be seen within 48-72 hours and effects last for 4-6 months.

Chronic Migraine

In the year 1992, when botox was applied to treat wrinkles by a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon named Dr. William Binder; it also resulted in patients reporting a decrease in the number of headaches. The medicine was tested later on by Allegran with regard to chronic migraine patients and botulinum toxin was approved in 2010.

Over Sweating

Once doctors noticed patients sweating less after receiving botox treatment, Allegran and other scientists began to research whether or not the botulinum toxin could be effective for severe primer axillary hyperhidrosis. The use of botox against over sweating was approved in 2004.

Overly Active Mesane

Overly active mesana is a medical scenario that leads to a constant need to go to the bathroom, as well as, urinary incontinence. Research revealed that although botulinum toxin does not treat overly active mesane, it does decrease urinary incontinence and the period at which one visits the bathroom.

Cross Eye

Cross eye could either be an issue one faces since birth or from the kunt traumas that occur around the eye. Although cross-eye could be fixed with surgery, some individuals prefer trying out the botox procedure in order to loosen the muscles and to see whether it would restore normal sight.

Botulinum toxin is a method used in treating numerous issues and it is a topic that many people want to receive more information on. For more information, please reach Özel Zen Poliklinik . . .


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