Botox Injections is one of the most recent breakthrough treatments for the cosmetic industry. Botox, or botulinum toxin, is a neurotoxin protein made by the microorganism Clostridium botulinum, and related bacteria. It blocks the release of acetylcholinesterase from nerve endings in the neuromuscular juncture, so causing temporary paralysis of muscles.
Botulism occurs when bacteria produce a toxin that attaches itself to the muscle tissue. Muscle paralysis occurs and the patient loses control of their body movements. It is caused by an increase in the enzyme acetylcholinesterase (AChE) production. AChE is responsible for breaking down acetylcholine, which is responsible for the transmission of nerve impulses. Acetylcholinesterase is also responsible for preventing the breakdown of acetylcholinestergic synapses in the brain and muscles, as well as causing muscular spasms.
The FDA does not recommend Botox Injections for patients who have a history of seizures, epilepsy, or a history of severe headaches or muscle spasms in association with any of these conditions. If you do have one of these conditions, it is important to discuss your options with your Tacoma plastic surgeon before starting any treatment.
Botox injections do not require a medical prescription. You can schedule them as often as you want during the day, as well as at night. Your doctor will explain all of the side effects associated with Botox injections so that you can make a decision that is best for you.
Most people get Botox injections after performing exercises such as crunches or leg raises. However, the injections are safe for anyone of any age. This method of exercising is recommended to reduce muscle tension after injury or surgery.
Botox Injections does not cure, or eliminate the condition, but instead they prevent the condition from occurring. They may temporarily make you feel tired or slowed down, but you will quickly start to feel better and return to your normal activities.
Botox injections can be used to treat more than just facial wrinkles. They are very popular for correcting misalignment of the jaw joints and teeth. They are also being used to correct misaligned eyelids. If you have been diagnosed with temporomandibular joint syndrome or TMJ, you may also benefit from receiving Botox injections.
There are some instances in which muscle contractions will not occur. In these cases you may need to use other types of treatments. An example of this is if the condition is due to aging or a lack of muscle tone. Muscle contractions such as bicep curls and triceps extensions are not effective at preventing contracture.
Botox is not an overnight fix for all conditions. It may take two months or more for you to notice any noticeable difference in your symptoms.
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