Clostridia botulina bacteria produce a class of chemical compounds known as “toxins”. The Botulina Toxin A is processed and purified to produce a sterile product suitable for specific therapeutic uses. Once the diluted toxin is injected, it produces a temporary weakness (chemodenervation) of muscle by preventing transmission of nerve impulses to muscle. The duration of muscle weakness lasts approximately three to four months.
BOTOX has been approved to treat certain conditions involving crossed eyes (strabismus), eyelid spasm (blepharospasm), cervical dystonia (spastic muscle disorder with the neck) and motor disorders of the facial nerve as of April 2002, it has been FDA-approved for the cosmetic treatment of wrinkles between the brows caused by specific muscle groups. Other areas of the face and body such as crow’s feet wrinkles and neck bands may be treated in an “off-label” fashion. BOTOX has also been used to treat migraine headaches, colorectal disorders, excessive perspiration disorders of the armpit and hands, and musculoskeletal pain disorders.
BTA injections are customized for every patient, depending on his or her particular needs. These can be performed in areas involving the eyelid region, forehead, and neck. BTA cannot stop the process of aging. It can however, temporarily diminish the look of wrinkles caused by muscle groups. BTA injections may be performed as a singular procedure or as an adjunct to a surgical procedure.
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