What is the purpose of Botox?

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Botox is short for Botulinum Toxin. It is basically a drug which is created from a venom made by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.

Botox is most importantly done to remove the creases and wrinkles on the face. There are some other conditions related to medical which could be treated by Botox. These are excessive sweating under the arms, migraine, blinking that is uncontrollable, overactive bladder, etc.

In what areas of the body can Botox be done?

  • Lines on the forehead
  • Frown lines
  • Lifting of the brow
  • Lines of crow’s feet
  • Bunny lines
  • Chin
  • Lines around the mouth
  • Jawline
  • Neck
  • Lines under the eyes

Why should you have Botox treatment?

Botox treatment can also be used to treat some kinds of medical conditions.

Constant Migraine

Migraines are serious headaches followed by nausea.

If you have a severe migraine, then you should go for Botox. It helps in lowering the frequency of headache.

Overactive Bladder

Botox treatment are helpful in reducing urinary unrestraint which is usually due to an overactive bladder.

Redundant sweating from under the arms

Redundant sweating from under the arms can also be called as hyperhidrosis. The injections are injected into the muscles which pumps the sweat and brings it to the surface of the skin. This way the sweat produced under your arms can be reduced.

Muscle Spasms of the Eyelid

It could also be known as blepharospasm. Blepharospasm can lead to uncontrollable blinking, twitching of the eye and pain or soreness in the eye. There could be difficulty in reading or driving or doing daily routine things due to the spasm. The injections injected in the muscles of your eye lid can relax these twitches.

Curved Eyes

This could also be known as strabismus. Strabismus produces disordered eyes. Strabismus causes blurry and double vision and tenderness of the eye. Botox injections causes the eye muscles to relax which pulls the eye sideways. Sometimes it readjust the eyes completely.

Cervical Dystonia

It is also known as spasmodic torticollis. It causes the muscles in the neck and shoulders to be pulled automatically. The result of spasmodic torticollis is extreme pain and unable to move the neck sideways. The muscles of the neck and shoulders can become relaxed due to Botox injection.