Botox

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  is known to be a medically used drug that is often produced by bacterium Clostridium botulinum referred to as botulinum toxin. LEARN MORE

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Happy with result, Very lovely clinic in Nedlands area. You can find cheaper in Perth Per unit however they do specials and promos which you could take advantage of if you sign up to database/sms notifications. Obviously expect to pay more given the location. From memory it was around $18 per unit and I got around 16 units. They do heaps of other procedures which I didnt use however heard great r LEARN MORE

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  • Dr Debbie
  • Glowing Gracefully-Ocean Reef
  • 3 years ago

Very happy with Debbie @ Glowing Gracefully. Currently only getting 10-12 units ( small amount) between brows. Debbie also recommended 2 units on right brow to give a 'mini lift' and put both brows in line. Initially cost brought me to Growing Gracefully however great service and results and kept me going. She wont recommend additional units if she doesnt believe you need it. Overall price would b LEARN MORE

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Botox

 

Botox is known to be a medically used drug that is often produced by bacterium Clostridium botulinum referred to as botulinum toxin.

What is Botox?

Botox is known to be a medically used drug that is often produced by bacterium Clostridium botulinum referred to as botulinum toxin. It is made from neurotoxin that is further used as a wrinkle relaxers and muscle relaxant. Botox is also utilised in the field of cosmetics where it is used in removing wrinkles through temporarily paralysing muscles.

Botox is available in the market under variety of names such as the following:

1. Bocouture, Xeomin (IncobotulinumtoxinA or botulinum toxin type A)

2. Botox, Vistabel, Botox cosmetic (OnabotulinumtoxinA or botulinum toxin type A)

3. Dysport (AbobotulinumtoxinA or botulinum toxin type A)

4. Myobloc (RimabotulinumtoxinB or botulinum toxin type B).

 Medical Uses of Botox

Aside from the mentioned primary uses of Botox, there are other instances in the field of medicine where it is highly recommended for practice. As approved by FDA, Botox can now be used in treating medical conditions. Included on these are listed below:

1. Blepharospasm (uncontrolled blinking of the eyelid).  This is a condition whereby production of patterned, repetitive muscle contraction happens as a result of an abnormal neurological movement. 

2. Overactive bladder caused by a neurologic condition (NDO). As someone suffers from this condition, he or she becomes prone to experiencing sudden urges in urination. 

3. Upper limb spasticity (can cause stiffness in the elbow, wrist and finger muscles). The presence of this medical condition makes someone to be moving with stiff and flexed muscles. 

4. Cervical dystonia (a painful condition in which neck muscles contract involuntarily).  Also termed as torticollis, this medical condition is characterised by involuntary contractions and spasms on patient’s neck muscle.  

5. Chronic Migraine. Having this condition makes someone suffer from headache for prolong period of time, usually about 15 or more days. 

6. Strabismus (a misalignment of the eyes, commonly known as crossed eyes). This is a medical condition that is defined by misalignment of both eyes. 

7. Severe underarm sweating. As the name suggests, this condition is experience with abnormal sweating of a person’s underarm that is often result of the overactive seat glands.

8. Overactive bladder. When the muscle located in the wall of urinary bladder becomes involuntarily contracting, there is a high chance of a person to have this medical condition. 

 

How is Botox being used?

With all of the listed uses of Botox, you may be wondering how it is being useful in the mentioned condition. As medical professionals have calculated the right dosage or amount of Botox to be working in treating medical condition, it is now highly demanded in this industry not just for that but also as a muscle relaxant and wrinkle relaxers. 

Our muscle contracts as our nerves release chemical messenger known as acetylcholine. This happens at the junction where muscle cells meet our nerve endings. As such, acetylcholine can make the muscle contraction to be shortened once it attaches itself into the receptors within the muscle cell. 

An injection of Botox is found to be useful in the prevention of acetylcholine release thereby avoiding abnormal muscle contraction to take place that can also act as a muscle relaxant.

 

 

References: 

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/158647.php

http://www.healthywomen.org/content/blog-entry/3-things-you-may-not-know-about-botox

http://50.115.120.214/~dystonia/images/uploads/DMRF_Blepharospasm_Brochure_FNL.pdf

http://www.healthline.com/health-slideshow/overactive-bladder-children

http://www.webmd.com/brain/upper-limb-spasticity

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/dystonia/Pages/Symptoms.aspx

http://www.healthline.com/health-slideshow/migraine-vs-chronic-migraine

http://www.strabismus.org/

http://www.goldenglowmedicalspa.com/services/hyperhidrosis-treatment-severe-underarm-sweating/

http://www.medicinenet.com/overactive_bladder/article.htm#overactive_bladder_facts

 

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