Injections of botox are used to smooth the face lines and wrinkles. Botox is not permanent and it only remains three to four months.

Precautions before botox:  (1)

When you decide to do botox always make sure that the individual doing the botox is enough qualified and well trained? You should avoid such practitioners with no experience and training. They must be registered to perform the procedure of botox with enough skills and training. You should also avoid practitioners who have only done short courses of botox training. Always ask your practitioner when you decide to have botox:

  • What are their training and qualification?
  • How much experience do you have in this profession?
  • What is the name of the product and whether the product is licensed or not
  • Where the product is manufactured?
  • What are the risks associated with them
  • What side effects are observed after the botox treatment
  • What will happen if the procedure goes wrong
  • Cover of insurance they have

BOTULINUM TOXIN is only prescribed by when you have a face-to-face meeting with your qualified health care provider that includes a doctor, pharmacist, dentist, or nurse prescriber.

When botox should be avoided?

In certain situations, Botox is not recommended:

  • If you have any skin infections
  • If you have an illness of any type
  • If you have any NEUROMUSCULAR CONDITION such as myasthenia gravis.
  • If you are taking any type of medications
  • If you are pregnant or a breastfeeding mother
  • If you intend to be pregnant

 What is Botox made of?

A toxin called BOTULINUM is used as botox that is injected into the skin. CLOSTRIDIUM BOTULINUM is a bacterium that produces this toxin. Botulism is also caused by the same bacteria. Botulism causes food poisoning that can be life-threatening. Effects caused by these bacteria vary from person to person depending on the type and proportion of susceptibility. Targeted doses of botox are injected in a very small quantity.

After the injection of botox, the signals from nerves to muscles are blocked in reaction. Targeted muscles are prevented from contracting and in return, fine lines and wrinkles are improved.

What is the cost of botox treatment?

Botox is usually charged per unit. Each unit is charged 10 dollars to 15 dollars per unit. If twenty units are recommended for the forehead in horizontal, you can expect to pay around two hundred dollars to three hundred dollars. Glabellar lines and forehead in combination required up to 40 units for the treatment and it cost you up to four hundred dollars for these two portions.

Botox can be roughly cost you from three hundred to six hundred dollars.

Treatment of botox (2)

Before the treatment:

The procedure of Botox is usually done in your comfort zone. You feel relax most of the time. The doctor recommends numbing your skin before the treatment especially when you are getting the treatment of excessive sweating on palms and soles. Various methods are available to numb the area that includes ice anesthesia, topical anesthesia, and vibration anesthesia. Vibrations anesthesia works by giving continuous massage to minimize the discomfort.

During the procedure:

Injection of botox is usually given at the doctor’s clinic. They will use a thin needle to insert the small amount of BOTULINUM TOXIN into the required area. Several injections that are required depend upon various factors such as the area where treatment is needed.

After the procedure:

Doctors usually recommend not rubbing or massaging the area where injections are inserted. Avoid rubbing and massaging will prevent the spread of the toxins to other areas. When the procedure is completed you can go back to your normal routine life.

Results of treatment:

You can see the results after 1 to 3 months of the botox treatments. It greatly depends upon the problem that is treated with botox and the effect of the treatment can last up to three months or longer. Follow-up injections are very essential to maintain the effect of botox.

Uses of botox:

Botox can be used as cosmetics, for medical purposes or to treat many conditions.

Cosmetic uses:

The most common use of botox in cosmetics is to reduce wrinkles on the face. Botox is the most popular treatment nationwide as seven million people in the United States had botox treatment in 2016.

It depends upon the type of treatment and it may last from there to twelve months. Following areas are mostly requested by the people for botox:

  • Frown lines that are the area between eyebrows also called glabellar lines and elevens
  • Crows feet are the wrinkles around your eyes
  • Creases on the forehead
  • Lines found around the corners of your mouth
  • COBBLESTONE SKIN on the chin

Injections for use around the eyes and forehead are approved by the FDA. No research is made that can show botox is useful for dark circles. Botox is also used for the improvement of your hair texture. No clear evidence is available for this treatment.

Medical uses:

Various medical conditions can be treated with the help of botox. Mostly neuromuscular conditions are treated by health care professionals.

Following treatment is approved by the FDA with botox.

  • Spasticity in the upper limb is treated with botox in any individual older than two years.
  • STRABISMUS or crossed eye can be treated in individuals older the twelve years
  • Sever seating in underarms can be treated with botox
  • People with severe migraines that last more than four hours and more than fifteen days in a month.
  • Symptoms of overactive bladder can be treated if it is due to neurological conditions. This is often recommended when anticholinergics won’t help.
  • Spasms around the eyelids due to dystonia is treated with botox
  • Cervical dystonia is due to a neurological disorder that can be treated with botox
  • Head and neck pain can be treated with botox

Botox is also used for other conditions that are not approved by the FDA. Following conditions include:

  • Post herpetic neuralgia
  • Psoriasis
  • Alopecia
  • Too much production of saliva called SIALORRHEA
  • Eczema usually affects palms and soles.
  • Raynaud’s disease