botox – the basics

Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, in his latest blog shares his thoughts on some basic information on botox treatments.

What is Botox?

Botox is a drug made from neurotoxin which is produced through a bacterium Clostridium botulinum also known as Botulinum toxin. The bacterial toxin prevents the nerves from functioning normally. It prevents the nerve from releasing a chemical known as acetylcholine, this is needed for the nerves to communicate with the muscle cells. This Botox treatment prevents the muscles from having this particular nerve stimulation. Botox injections can be used for a number of reasons, such as excessive sweating, migraines, eye squints, overactive bladder and smooth out wrinkles and fine lines in aging faces. The Botox treatment is used to prevent excessive sweating; the injection is injected into the skin in the armpit. This prevents the nerve signals from reaching the sweat glands. The toxins within the Botox injection blocks the release of chemicals that are involved in sending nerve messages associated with the production of pain. The injection is given into the muscles around the back of the neck, forehead and temples. This Botox treatment can successfully prevent headaches in people that suffer from chronic migraine. Botox injections can also be administered by a qualified practitioner into thee muscle above and between the eyebrows to temporarily paralyse and relax these muscles. The injections are used in the treatment of improving the appearance of frown lines between your eyebrows, fine lines around the eye.

How is the procedure performed?

The botulinum toxin (Botox injection) is administrated by diluting the powder in saline and injecting it directly into the neuromuscular tissue. The Botox treatment requires 24-72 hours to take effect.

Who can administer Botox Injection?

Only doctors, dentists and nurses will be able to administer and carry out the treatment.

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