Botox is a drug made from a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum called botulinum toxin. It is used medically to treat certain muscular conditions and cosmetically remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing muscles.
Medical and cosmetic uses
Botulinum toxin’s main claim to fame is that it will appear to iron out wrinkles and lines in aging faces. More than just a vanity product, it can be useful for treating a variety of medical conditions ranging from eye squints to migraines, excess sweating to leaky bladders.There are currently over 20 different medical conditions that botulinum toxin is being used to treat with more being discovered regularly.
Approved therapeutic uses for botulinum toxin:
- Blepharospasm (spasm of the eyelids)
- Idiopathic Rotational Cervical Dystonia (severe neck and shoulder muscle spasms)
- Chronic Migraine
- Severe Primary Axillary Hyperhidrosis (excessive seating)
- Strabismus (crossed eyes)
- Post-Stroke Upper Limb Spasticity
- Detrusor Overactivity Urinary Incontinence
- Overactive Bladder
- Hemifacial Spasm
- Glabellar Lines (frown lines between the eyebrows)
- Canthal Lines
- Crow’s Feet Lines.
Practitioner’s in this Field: Muriel Guigui P.A.-C