Botox and Its Uses

November 29th, 2015 Posted by BLOG No Comment yet


Botox has been closed to becoming the buzzword when it’s cosmetic surgery you talk about. Botox is the brand name of a poisonous neurotoxin protein called Botulinum toxin. Botox is widely used for different purposes. The mostly widely spread use for it is for skin rejuvenation through injection; it is also used in plastic surgery in the United States such as in Botox jaw reduction.

For Skin Rejuvenation
The most common use of Botox is for wrinkled skin. Through Botox, the synapses or the neuromuscular junctions of the body are rejuvenated. Such wrinkles are caused by muscle contractions that are brought about by the chemical acetylcholine. Botox paralyses the process caused by acetylcholinethat creates wrinkles. There are eight kinds of the Botulinum bacteria, and each one determines the type of use that kind of Botox has. Only the plastic surgeons are aware of these uses.

Precautions in Its Usage
Anyone who desires to use Botox injection should be aware that it only takes 15 minutes to complete it. The treatment costs $400 or more. If a surgeon gives it to you for a lower rate, you have to be cautious in your dealings with him or her. Botox is not good for everyone. It is prohibited to those who are pregnant, breastfeeding, and those who are allergic to type A Botulinum.

Alternative Uses of Botox
Botox is also used for treating symptoms of medical conditions such as cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease, and multiple sclerosis. This is also used to aid patients in regaining their speech after they undergo throat surgery. Botox can also be used on armpits to stop sweating. That is why it is said to be the favorite of Oscar nominees for them to remain dry and unruffled the whole time. It is also used for treating excessive migraines.

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