Buy Botox for your patients who need a muscle relaxant. The product is a powder that is supposed to be dissolved in a solution for injection. It contains Botulinum toxin type A, and it has two quantities, 50 Allergan units and 100 Allergan units per vial.
Who are the best candidates?
Botox is a great product to be used on both male and female patients aged 18 and above.
Ailments targeted with Botox
These are just some ailments where this product is recommended:
- Neurological disorders
- Bladder disorders
- Skin and skin appendage disorders
- Jaw clenching
- Teeth grinding
- Muscle spasms
How does Botox work?
This solution known as botulinum toxin type A, and is used to block nerve signals to certain muscles, allowing those muscles to not contract and stay relaxed. Although the vast majority of people will remember Botox as a cosmetic product, Botox or therapeutic Botox can be used in medical cases as well. At times is used to relieve muscle tension, as well as stop or reduce headaches and migraines. It basically works the same way as cosmetic Botox, but used in cases where the relaxing of muscles and lessening of strain is helpful in giving relief to patients.
Botox should only be applied on patients by qualified medical professionals. Methods differ depending on the area being targeted. Botox for both cosmetic and therapeutic uses basically act the same, but are targeted in different areas and for different purposes. For therapeutic purposes, Botox is injected into the area where it needs to release muscle tension, like the area around the jaw to help patients stop clenching their jaw too much, which can lead to teeth grinding as well.
How long does it last?
The actual duration of effects is highly dependent upon the lifestyle and physiology of the patient. However, it has been noted that it can last for 3 to 6 months after injection.
Although this product is generally safe to use on patients, and the substance it is based on has been FDA approved for decades, there are certain patients who should not use it. This includes those who:
- Have pre-existing neuromuscular disorders
- Hypersensitivity to any of the components
- Infection or inflammation at the injection site
Other Side Effects
These are some of the more common side effects when using this product:
- Temporary weakness of nearby muscles
- Drooping eyelids
- Dry mouth
- Facial asymmetry
- Minor bruising
These are some more severe but very rare reactions
- Eye movement disorder
- Eyelid ptosis
This is not a full list, check the flyer for a comprehensive list.
Patients are advised to not perform any physically taxing tasks when using Botox. Patients are also recommended to avoid exposure to extreme cold and hot temperatures. The doctor might also have some additional dos and don’ts when it comes to activities, beverages, or food.
Cost of Botox
Botox averages for around $359 per for 1 vial containing 50 units, and $649 for 1 vial containing 100 units of the powder.
Botox is not limited to cosmetic procedures as it has been used to great effect to help in medical cases as well. It is an FDA approved solution, and is a highly recommended treatment for those that need their muscles release tension and not clench too much.
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