What Is Botox?

Botox is a chemical neurotoxin produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum, and closely related species. It blocks the release of acetylcholine in the nerve terminals by preventing the neurotransmitter receptor acetylcholinesterase from enzymatically degrading acetylcholine. Infection with this bacterium produces the condition botulism, a severe infection that results in paralysis of muscles. Do you want to learn more? Visit Memphis Botox. The symptoms are typically extreme fatigue, muscle weakness, depression, nausea, and excessive sweating. Botox treatment can be done with a local injection that is absorbed into the muscle where the facial muscles are affected, or it can be injected directly into the area. Local injections can be done as an outpatient or can be administered over several weeks as needed.


Muscle strength and flexibility may also be affected by Botox. A temporary decrease in muscle strength is usually experienced before recovery begins. The benefits of treatment depend on the severity and cause of botulism and may include improvement of motor coordination and strength, decrease in muscle spasms, relief of pain and relaxation, and prevention of relapse. A doctor can determine if you need Botox therapy using a medical history, physical examination, and laboratory tests. This procedure usually does not require hospitalization and most patients are able to return home within a few days. Most patients are given pain medications to reduce the discomfort, and antihistamines may be prescribed to prevent excessive itching. Botox treatments will usually need to continue for two to six months to achieve the desired results.

Botox therapy is usually performed under local anesthesia and can take from five to ten minutes. After receiving the injection, the patient should stay home in order to avoid complications that can occur due to anesthesia. In the event of complications occurring, the doctor can recommend the use of an IV to provide an alternative source of pain relief. This procedure is recommended only for those with facial muscles that cannot be treated through physical therapy, and it should not be used for other medical conditions.

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