Botox Research Paper

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Cervical dystonia, blepharospasm, strabismus, and hyperhidrosis are conditions for which Botox treatment is approved. Botox treatment works by blocking signals that cause muscles to spasm. Relief comes with the relaxation of the affected muscles. The active ingredient in Botox, which is an injectable medication, is a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin type A. This neurotoxin is produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum.

Botox treatment decreases the occurrence of spasms in cervical dystonia. Also called spasmodic torticollis, it is a neurological movement disorder in which the muscles of the neck spasm uncontrollably, thus forcing the neck or head into uncomfortable positions and motions that are often painful. Common symptoms of cervical
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The amount of perspiration excreted in hyperhidrosis is far beyond what is required for the regulation of body temperature. The hand, feet, underarms and the groin are the most commonly affected areas but generalized hyperhidrosis, in which the whole body is affected, can also occur. The exact cause of hyperhidrosis is not known, but Botox treatment has been proven to reduce sweating.

Botox is also used to reduce the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles. This cosmetic application of Botox is becoming increasingly popular. Though it does not radically change the appearance, a 60 year old individual can not expect to look 30 years younger, for example, there is a high rate of satisfaction among those who have undergone this type of Botox treatment.

Botox treatment must be used with caution. This is because the active ingredient of Botox is a highly potent poison. The administration of Botox for any of the conditions described above may cause the occurrence of a number of side effects. The use of Botox is also precluded by certain conditions. In view of these, the administration of Botox must be done only by a qualified medical

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