Botulinum toxin not only removes wrinkles

The Botulinum Toxin not only removes wrinkles, that’s right, you probably think that the use of botulinum toxin is exclusive to avoid the formation of wrinkles, but you might be surprised at the many uses it has, both medical and aesthetic. Botox or botulinum toxin is mostly known for its ability to produce muscle paralysis. But it can also be used for medical purposes, such as to treat some neurological diseases. Some of the main medical uses of Botox are for the treatment of strabismus, dystonias, blepharospasm, vertebral pains, migraine, hyperhidrosis and urinary incontinence in paraplegics. Botox is also used in the following cases:

  • As a treatment for hyperhidrosis: in this case, it would be applied when there is excessive sweating in areas such as the armpits, hands, and feet. Botox what it does is decrease the activity of the sweat glands.
  • To control blepharospasm: refers to the intermittent and involuntary contraction of the muscles of the eye.
  • To treat other dystonia and spasms. It is also giving good results in cases of paraplegic people who have urinary incontinence problems.

The most popular use of botulinum toxin is to eliminate wrinkles, which has several advantages. In this way, it allows to avoid surgery, it is possible to apply it at any time of year, it is a technique that is practically painless, has immediate effects and lasts about 5 or 6 months, approximately, has very few contraindications, and is very rare that causes side effects such as allergic reactions, facial stiffness, or nausea. The technique used for the treatment of botox, consists of an infiltration through a superfine needle of the botulinum toxin, into the muscle of the area to be treated, causing its relaxation and inhibiting its movement. That is why one of the most important applications in aesthetics is for the treatment of wrinkles, especially those that appear in areas such as the eyebrows, the forehead, the corners of the lips or the eye area. Thanks to the use of an experienced plastic surgeon can modify muscle contractions, you can emulate effects such as a blepharoplasty, ie “open your eyes”, as in the video you will see below. It is essential to go to a specialist to undergo a treatment of this type, since, to make the puncture in a wrong area can create an unwanted expression.

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