Botox Injections

What is Botox

Botox is a medical drug produced from a neurotoxin made by the bacterium clostridium botulinum. Botox is used both restoratively to treat certain conditions and cosmetically.

Botox in its inactive form is found in the nature in locations, for example, the forest, soils, and in the bottom of waterways such as lakes, streams, and untreated waters. Additionally, the botox bacterium can be found in the intestinal tracts of a few types of mammals and fish.


Uses of Botox

Botox is regularly utilized in the form of botox injections to reduce facial wrinkles and lines in older adults. Also, botox has been found to be valuable in treating an assortment of therapeutic conditions including eye squints, headaches, sweating and over active bladders. Indeed, botox is presently used to treat more than 20 diverse medicinal conditions, with more applications currently under medical review.

Botox Injections

The administration of botox usually takes up to 72 hours to produce its initial results and have a detectable effect. The botox that is commonly used in treatment settings is prepared by diluting botulinum powder in a saline (sodium chloride) and injecting it directly into the neuromuscular tissue of the patient. It usually takes 24-72 hours for botox to produce results, which is the amount of time required for the poison to upset the synaptosomal process. In extremely uncommon circumstances, it may take up to a week for the full impact of botox to be observed.

Botox Risk

When used properly botox is generally well tolerated. However, as with many medical treatments botox treatment should be avoided by pregnant or lactating women, or by individuals who have had a past hypersensitive response to the medication. Some potential unwanted side effects of botox treatment include fatigue, nausea, dry mouth, rashes, swelling, wheezing, hives, blurred vision, mild pain and more.

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