November 1st 2018 - General Public
Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin that disrupts the chemical signals between muscles and the brain upon injection. Botox is injected into the muscle of the area affected by the issue being treated. Once the neurotoxin takes effect, which typically takes a few weeks, the muscle that was injected will be temporarily paralyzed. Botox is able to block the transmission of neurosignals between the muscle and the brain, so the muscle does not receive the message to contract. The effects provided by Botox are temporary, typically lasting around four to six months, though the duration of results depends on a number of factors, including the age of the patient and the issue being treated. Patients should not receive Botox injections or any other botulinum toxin product more often than once every three months. At this time, there have not been many studies regarding the risks of using Botox while breastfeeding is not typically recommended.
When is Botox used?
Botox is used to help ...
October 15th 2018 - General Public
Botulinum toxin is a substance that is derived from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. In humans, it acts as a neurotoxin, effectively blocking the transmission of neurological signals between the brain and any muscle in which the toxin is injected. There are eight types of botulinum toxin, named types A through H, and two of those types—types A and B—are sold commercially and medically to be used in humans. The most well-known and popular commercially available botulinum toxin product is Botox, which is made of botulinum toxin type A. Other botulinum toxin type A products include Dysport and Xeomin, and botulinum toxin type B, which is essentially functionally identical to botulinum toxin type B, is available as Myobloc.
What is Botox Cosmetic and what can it treat?
Botox Cosmetic is a dermal injectable that must be prescribed and administered by a healthcare professional such as a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist. Botox Cosmetic is made of botulinum toxin type A ...
October 12th 2018 - General Public
Botox, made of botulinum toxin A, is an injectable neurotoxin that is derived from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. Upon injection into muscles, Botox blocks the neurotransmitter that passes signals between the muscle and the brain. When these signals are blocked, the directive that causes the muscle to contract is disrupted, causing a temporary paralysis of the muscle. Since its introduction to the market in the late 1980s for the treatment of eye muscle disorders, Botox has received FDA approval for a number of medical and cosmetic issues, and multiple medical companies have developed their own botulinum toxin A and botulinum toxin B formulations. The most popular botulinum toxin product and the most well-known is Botox, distributed by Allergan. Other botulinum toxin products include Dysport and Xeomin, which are both botulinum toxin type A, and Neurobloc, which is botulinum toxin type B. Botulinum toxin B has a very similar effect as type A.
What does Botox treat?