Thursday 2 December 2010

Botox and its many uses may surprise use

Botox is the brand name of a diluted and purified form of the
bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. Direct injections into
specific muscles can disrupt the nerve impulses, causing a
relaxing effect that reduces the look of wrinkles or treats
a variety of medical conditions.

COSMETIC USES for Botox: Botox is most often used
cosmetically to reduce the look of expression lines like
forehead lines, crows' feet, or frown lines. Botox smoothes
out these expression lines, creating a more youthful
appearance that will appear within a week after the first
injection and last for up to four months.

Botox does not affect all types of wrinkles, so a
consultation is essential prior to injections. Botox works
best to ease the signs of aging caused by expression lines.
It will not affect wrinkles caused by sun damage, smoking,
or sagging skin related to gravity or weight loss.

NERVOUS SYSTEM APPLICATION: Botox is also used to treat
eyelid spasms, which can be both cosmetically distressing as
well as create a situation in which it vision is constantly
disrupted due to the frequent blinking. Botox eases the
spasms, improving the sufferer's vision.

Muscle spasms such as Cervical dystonia (neck spasms) can be
a good application for Botox. CD can cause a person's neck to
spasm uncontrollably, leading to chronically awkward and
uncomfortable positioning of the neck and head. Botox
injected directly into the neck muscles can ease the painful
spasms for up to three months.

Botox can also relieve crossed eyes, another condition
caused by excessively tight muscles.

SWEATING: Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) has been
successfully treated with Botox as well. Sweating is caused
by overactive nerves over stimulating the sweat glands.
Botox can impede the nerve pulses and reduce sweating. Botox
works to block the chemical impulses from the nerves, and the
results can last nearly 7 months.

MIGRAINES: Botox has recently been approved by the Food and
Drug Administration to treat chronic migraines. The doctor
may use as many as 30 injections around the patients head
and neck region to reduce migraine pain, lowering the number
of migraines by as much as 50% and providing comfort for as
long as 3 months.

SIDE EFFECTS: Botox when used as directed is generally
considered to be very safe. The most common side effect of
Botox injections is temporary bruising at the injection
site. Some side effects can include dry mouth, some
sensitivity at the injection site, headache, vision issues,
fatigue and neck pain.

A loss of voice or inability to speak clearly, a loss of
bladder control, double vision, body-wide weakness, or
difficulty breathing or swallowing may be a sign of
botulism. Any of these symptoms requires immediate medical

About the Author:

The Smart Lipo Center of Ohio offers Botox and many other
cosmetic procedures. Considered one of the best clinics in
Ohio, The Smart Lipo Center attracts clients from Dayton,
Cincinnita and Columbus.

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