Botox

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What is Botox Cosmetics ?

          Botox is a protein made from Botulinum Toxin type A, which the bacterium Clostridium botulinum when doctors use correctly in a small doses .This can have benefits both medical and cosmetic uses. Botox injection to relax the muscles on face to reduces the appearance of facial wrinkle ,and part of body to reduce the size of muscle temporarily.

What do Botulinum toxin injections treat?

Providers use Botulinum Toxin injections cosmetically to improve appearance. Medical botox injections treats health problems. This condition include: 

  • Wrinkles and other sign of aging  
  • Excessive sweating (Hyperhidrosis) 
  • Preventing migraine in people  
  • Botox works for blocking the chemical signal between nerves and muscles that make the muscles contract or tighten. This provide reliable relief from spasticity symptoms including pain and muscles stiffness. 

The primary use of the Botox is reducing the appearance of facial wrinkles. The effects are temporary, lasting 3-12 months, depending on the type of the treatments. Clinicians use Botox by diluting the powder in saline and injecting it directly into neuromuscular tissue. It takes 24-72 hours to the toxin to take effect, Rarely/, it can take as long as 5 days  the full  effect to show or even 1 months for masseter muscle. People should avoid using Botox during pregnancy or breastfeeding , or if they have  had allergic reaction to use drug or any of its ingredients. 

Botox or Botulinum Toxin injection for facial wrinkles

Botox injection for treatment of facial wrinkles is the most frequently performed procedure in USA. Treatments of the frown lines and crow’s feet , which are cosmetic indications approved by FDA, and horizontal  forehead lines, offers satisfied resulted . Botox or Botulinum toxin is a potent neurotoxin that inhibits release of acetylcholine at the neuromuscular junction. Injection of the small quantities of Botox into overactive muscles causes localized muscle relaxation that smooths the overlying skin and reduce wrinkles.  

Botox is most often use on forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines but wrinkles causes by sun damage and gravity do not respond to Botox. 

How is Botox procedure done?

Getting Botox takes only few minutes and dosen’t require anesthesia. Botox injected with a fine needle into specific muscles with only minor discomfort. It takes a week to takes full effect, and it is the best to avoid alcohol starting at least before the procedure. You should also stop taking aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications 2 weeks before treatments  to reduce bruising. 

After the Procedure

Do not rub or massage the treated areas for 24 hours. This may help to prevent the toxin from spreading to the different area. After that you can return to the normal activities right after the procedure. 

Summary

Botox has cosmetics and medical uses. It can reduce appearance of the wrinkles and help treat certain disorders related to the nervous and muscular systems. 

If you want to try Botox ,It is important to consult the healthcare specialist  about the risk,cost and other considerations. 

Botulinum Toxin products

The C.Botulinum bacterium produce 8 serotypes of botulinum toxin protein (A, B, Cα, Cβ, D, E, F, and G). 

Botulinum Toxin type A  is the most potent and used for cosmetics treatments. Botulinum Toxin type B 

Is used for medical conditions such as dystonia. In Thailand the most famous is Botox and some brands from Korea. 

  1. BOTOX (Allergan aesthetics ,USA) is FDA approved to temporarily to make moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines look better in adults. 
  2. BOTULAX(Korea ) is a peripheral muscle relaxant  that contains perified botulinum toxin type A The mechanism of action of action of the product is base on ability of Botulinum toxin type A to block the transmission of nerve impluses. Intramuscular administration of the toxin disrupt the synthesis of acetylcholine ( a neurotransmitter that ensures neuromuscular  conduction)  and leads to temporary paralysis of the facial muscles. Frozen facial expressions help relax muscles and smooth wrinkles. 
  3. XEOMIN (Germany) The main difference between XEOMIN and BOTOX is that XEOMIN contains and “naked”  from of Botulinum Toxin. Unlike BOTOX, which contains accessory proteins, XEOMIN, which designed to deliver the toxin without any protein additives. This purified structure may help  antibody resistance, a growing problem that has been seen with injections administered over times.
  4. NABOTA (KOREA) is a highly purified product manufactured with a patented  purifications process from which impurities are removed as much as possible. In Korea, NABOTA is known to be effective in cosmetics indications such as improvement of glabellar lines and wrinkles around eyes, and in the treatment of upper limb  muscle stiffness and eyelid spasm after stroke.
  5. AESTOX (KOREA)  Type A Botulinum Toxin from International pharmaceutical concern HUGEL ,which highly purified product manufactured with a patented  purifications process from which impurities are removed as much as possible. 

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