When Botox is used correctly, it has numerous applications. The botox treatment Beverly Hills professional, Dr. Nathan Newman & his expert nurse injector have some facts about Botox:
- Botox is the most non-surgical, popular cosmetic treatment, with over six million Botox treatments provided every year.
- Botox is a neurotoxin that comes from Clostridium botulinum, an organism discovered in the natural environment in which it’s mainly non-toxic and inactive.
- Botulinum toxin is utilized to decrease wrinkles and fine lines by paralyzing all underlying muscles.
- Botox injections last 3-6 months
- Downtime from a Botox treatment is minimal to none
Botulinum toxin has shown to be a valuable and successful therapeutic protein.
Botulinum toxin may be injected into human beings in very small concentrations and it works by preventing signals from nerve cells reaching muscles, thereby paralyzing them.
For muscles to contract, the nerves release a chemical messenger, acetylcholine, at the junction in which the nerve endings meet the cells of the muscle. Acetylcholine attaches to the receptors on muscle cells and causes the cells to shorten or contract.
Injected botulinum toxin is going to prevent the release of acetylcholine and prevents muscle cell contraction. Botulinum toxin produces a decrease in abnormal muscle contraction, permitting muscles to become less stiff.
Botulinum toxin is mainly utilized as a treatment that reduces the look of fine lines and facial wrinkles.
Botox, beyond aesthetic applications, is used in the treatment of various medical conditions, which includes eye squints excess sweating in underarms, hands and feet.
Botulinum toxin currently is used to treat more than 20 various medical conditions, with more applications being investigated.
Botulinum toxin currently is approved for these therapeutic applications, though not all are performed by all doctors, it is the doctors discretion on what he treats:
- Spasm of the eyelids (Blepharospasm)
- Severe shoulder and neck muscle spasms) (Idiopathic rotational cervical dystonia)
- Chronic migraine
- Excessive sweating (serious primary axillary hyperhidrosis)
- Crossed eyes (Strabismus)
- Post-stroke upper limb spasticity
- Bladder wall muscle (Detrusor) overactivity – which causes urinary incontinence
- Overactive bladder
- Hemifacial spasm
- Frown lines between eyebrows (Glabellar lines)
- Crow’s feet (Canthal lines)
Botulinum toxin also is utilized off-label (not approved) for the following:
- Achalasia (a problem with the throat, making swallowing challenging)
- Anal fissure and anal sphincter dysfunction (anismus)
- Sialorrhea (making an overabundance of saliva)
- Hay fever (Allergic rhinitis)
- Sphincter of hepatopancreatic (oddi) dysfunction (produces abdominal pain).
- Cerebral Palsy
- Oromandibular dystonia (a forceful contraction of the tongue, face, and/or jaw)
- Laryngeal dystonia (a forceful contraction of vocal cords)
At Dr. Nathan Newman’s office, he and his well trained nurse are ready to help you with your Botox needs from treating fine lines & wrinkles to helping you conquer your issues with heavy sweating! Call us today to schedule your consultation- 310-273-3344