Botox is the most famous cosmetic treatment used by millions of people throughout the year and it is derived from Clostridium botulinum (an organism found in the natural environment where it is largely inactive and nontoxic).
Botox is used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by temporary paralysis of the muscles.
Botox is also used to treat excessive sweating, migraines, muscle disorders, and some bladder disorders.
Medical and cosmetic uses of Botox
• Used as a treatment to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and fine lines.
• Used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including migraines, excessive sweating, and bladder diseases.
• Used to treat more than 20 different medical conditions, with more tests under implementation.
Preparations before Botox injection
The patient must tell his /her doctor if she has received any type of botulinum toxin injections within the past 5 months or taking any type of muscle relaxants or sleeping aids.
If the patient takes blood thinners, she must stop taking medicine before injection to avoid bleeding.
Side effects of Botox
Botox may cause excessive relaxation of the muscles but it is temporary, Hypersensitivity, Dysphagia, and Breathing Difficulties.