Botulinum toxin – Botox


Botulinum toxin, known as Botox (the brand’s first such drug to be sold), is actually the toxin that causes botulism. However, their ability to produce muscle paralysis for medical use in the treatment of certain neurological diseases and in aesthetic medicine for wrinkles purposes, which is why more is known exploits.

The technique involves using a superfine needle infiltration of botulinum toxin into the muscle of the area to be treated, producing relaxation and inhibiting the movement thereof. Hence its main application is in cosmetic treatment of wrinkles, ie those that appear between the eyebrows, forehead, corners of the mouth or around the eyes.

It is very important that this treatment is applied by a specialist familiar with facial anatomy as a puncture with botox in the wrong place can cause undesired expression.

Botulinum toxin or botox nevertheless has other applications in medicine. Currently, for example, you are being used for:

  • The treatment of hyperhidrosis, ie people with excessive sweating in the armpits, hands and feet. With it manages to reduce the activity of the sweat glands.
  • Control of blepharospasm, ie intermittent and involuntary contraction of the muscles of the eye.
    Other dystonia and spasms.
  • Finally it is offering good results in paraplegic with urinary incontinence problems.