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What is the mechanism of action of Botox? Fine-needle injection Botox is injected under the skin, into muscle fibers. The nerve endings are blocked, the brain impulses do not reach the muscles, which are no longer reduced. Not the muscles – is not going to fold in the skin. Therefore, the old shallow and deep wrinkles, the skin becomes smooth and the new ones – do not occur. In this mimicry is entirely natural, a muscle atrophy does not occur, because their blood supply is preserved and gradually innervation is restored. Is it dangerous? Doses of Botox, used in medicine, several thousand times smaller than the first toxic dose (the amount of toxin at which the first signs of poisoning). Does it hurt? Needles for This procedure is slightly thicker and of a human hair "stings" do not hurt a mosquito.

As acknowledged by patients, it is a relatively small sacrifice in the name of beauty. Where can I inject botulinum toxin? Currently, there are Several schemes of administration for the correction to the classical areas of Botox – glabella, horizontal forehead wrinkles and lateral corners of the eye sockets. In addition to these areas, Botox can be effective for the correction of wrinkles neck. A separate group of patients favorably related to Botox, that patients with hyperhidrosis. Application of 100 IU of Botox can stop sweating in the underarm areas for up to 6 months.

The literature also describes the use of Botox for excessive sweating of palms, although in these cases, the mechanism of drug action are not fully understood. When you can not inject Botox? In myasthenia gravis, With heightened sensitivity to the components preparation, During reception of the aminoglycoside antibiotics, tetracycline, In haemophilia, If pregnant, nursing. Are there age restrictions? Injections of Botox can be used as early as 25 years, so it is with this age begins the process of biological aging.

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