Botox Clinic (Botulinum Toxin Treatment)

Botulinum Therapy
Botulinum toxin is a therapeutic muscle-relaxing agent that works at motor nerve endings and causes weakening of overactive muscles or reduces gland production for sweating and drooling. These treatments are associated with few side effects. Botulinum toxin is administered by injection with a very fine needle into a muscle. Some patients report minor or temporary discomfort from the treatment.

Treatment offers sustained relief for approximately three to six months . The degree of symptoms relief and the duration of beneficial effect vary from person to person.

Candidates for Botulinum Toxin Therapy
Botulinum toxin therapy can be used to treat symptoms in both adults and children. Patients are seen at the clinic for a variety of neurological conditions such as blepharospasm , hemifacial spasm,writer’s cramp, dystonias, to decrease spasticity in cerebral palsy,etc.Botulinum toxin is also used for cosmetic conditions like for antiageing treatments like wrinkle lift,etc.

Blepharospasm
It is a neurological condition characterized by forced closure of eyelids.

hemifacial spasm is involuntary twitching of facial muscles on one side of face.which is really embarrassing for the individual suffering from it. Botulinum toxin treatment really proves miraculous for such patients.

Dystonia is a neurologic disorder of unknown cause in most cases that causes involuntary muscle spasms. Symptoms may appear between at any age and children generally have symptoms starting in their legs or arms; whereas, adults typcally have involvement of face or neck. Secondary dystonias due to injury or stroke can appear at any age. Dystonia can affect any part of the body including the arms and legs, trunk, neck, eyelids, face, or vocal cords.

Cerebral Palsy is a common, non-progressive neurologic disorder of children that causes stiffness and lack of muscle control in arms and/or legs. Botulinum toxin can be a useful adjunct to other medical and surgical therapies in this condition. Common uses of botulinum toxin in children include toe walking, crouched gait, scissoring (crossing of the legs), or tightness in the arms/ hands

Writer’s cramp is a focal dystonia involving muscles of finger, arms and forearms. Symptoms appear when a person is doing a fine motor lask like writing(so the name) or playing guitar etc. signifiant improvement is there in such conditition in persons undergoing this treatment.