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What is Botulinum Toxin treatment?

Botulinum toxin treatment is the most common aesthetic procedure done all over the world for rejuvenation. Botulinum toxin is in use for more than 2 decades and has been used as an anti-aging procedure as well as to treat certain medical conditions.

What is Botulinum Toxin?

Botulinum toxin is a protein that relaxes the muscles by blocking signals from the nerves to muscles. Thus it has beneficial effects on wrinkles caused by muscular contractions. It is used to treat wrinkles produced by muscle action

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How is Botulinum Toxin derived?

Naturally, botulinum toxin is synthesized by bacteria clostridium botulinum, which causes Botulinism. However, for medical purpose, botulinum toxin is derived from bacteria, streptococcous sui.

What are the uses of Botulinum Toxin?

Aesthetic concerns such as lines and wrinkles on face which are caused by action of muscles of expression are the commonest indications in dermatology.

Botulinum toxin is used for treating various medical conditions like blepharospam (difficulty in opening eyelids), strabismus (squint), cervical dystonia (tilted neck), cerebral palsy (mentally challenged children who put criss cross steps like scissor) and migraine (type of severe headache) to name a few.

Different lines on face can be treated

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How is the procedure done?

Botulinum toxin is administered by fine injections into the muscle of intention or skin overlying the muscle of interest. As with any injections, there can be mild discomfort while receiving the shot or there may be little swelling which clears off in 30-60mins. The discomfort can be ameliorated by using a topical anaesthetic agent (eutectic mixture of lignocaine & prilocaine or lignocaine and tetracaine applied for 45 – 60 mins) or application of ice cube at the desired site. Due to rich blood vessel network in face, there are chances of pricking it and subsequently causing a bruise which takes 7 -10 days to clear. The chances of bruise are high when patients are on blood thinning agents like aspirin, elderly individuals (thin skin) or dark individuals in whom it is difficult to discern underlying blood vessel.

Complete relaxation of muscle occasionally gives a heavy feel that improves over a period of time.

The best part of side effects caused by Botulinum toxin is that they are temporary lasting for few weeks!! There are no permanent side effects due to Botulinum toxin.

Who is best qualified to administer Botulinum Toxin?

A Dermatologist or a Plastic surgeon whose has had special training and certified thereof in use of Botulinum toxin is the best person who can safely administer Botulinum toxin. Aesthetic or Cosmetic Dermatology is a specialty of Dermatology which is being taken up by numerous Dermatologists.

Is there any age constraint for taking Botulinum Toxin?

Botulinum toxin has been recommended for children above 2 years of age for the treatment of cerebral palsy. The dosage of botulinum toxin used is much more in comparison to that used for aesthetic indications (200 – 400units).

Who are not supposed to take Botulinum Toxin?

Botulinum toxin is not administered to pregnant mother, lactating mother, person with myasthenia gravis and those taking medications like amiodarone.

Is it safe?
It is one of the safest treatments. Side effects are very rare

How long does it work?
It works for a few months between 6-12 months

Treatment for Gummy smile (Before & After)

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