Calgary Botox – Basics

Botox is a toxic protein produced primarily by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum, and other species. It prevents the secretion of the neurotransmitter acetyl choline by nerve axons in the neuromuscular junction, thereby causing muscular weakness. The toxin generates the condition botulism. This condition leads to paralytic attacks caused by respiratory failure. In the USA, it has been used since 1970s for cosmetic and medical purposes. Since then, it has been subject to several Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigations. Calgary Botox has some nice tips on this.

 

The cosmetic uses of Botox primarily consist of enhancing the beauty of the face and eliminating fine wrinkles. By blocking the entry of acetyl choline in the nerve cells, botox prevents muscle spasms that result in wrinkles. However, recent studies show that botox can also reduce the contractile dysfunction of muscles that account for the weakness in the arms, legs, and face. Studies have also revealed that botox can reduce wrinkling on the forehead and around the eyes. Botox injections have also shown promise in treating the muscles associated with the jaw, as well as the muscles supporting the eyelids, forehead, and nose.

Botox is administered through local injections into the targeted muscles, although a less commonly used method is the topical application of a solution containing botox. The primary active ingredients in the topical solutions are the same as those used in injectables. Botox can be used to treat various non-facial conditions such as neck pain or migraine headaches, as well as serious disorders like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, and Multiple Sclerosis. Botox injections are performed in many of these conditions using a small pump called a leukooperid.

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