Everything you need to know about Botox and its Implications

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What is Botox?

Botox is a drug prepared from the bacterial toxin botulin. It is used for medicinal purposes to treat certain muscular conditions specifically and to remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing facial muscles. By doing this, years of facial expressions as well as lines formed from smiling, frowning, etc. will become relaxed and consequently, smoothen out.

Origin of Botox:

The bacterium botulin is usually founded within the intestinal tracts of mammals. It can also be found in certain fish as well as the gills and organs of crabs and other mollusks. Once the toxin is derived from the source, it is then refined to the medical drug used in clinics. Neurotics target the nervous system, disrupting the signaling processes that allow neurons to communicate effectively. This, in turn, paralyzes the facial muscles which consequently, smoothes out wrinkles and gives patients a younger looking appearance.

Success Rate

Over the years Botox has proven to be a successful and valuable therapeutic process. In fact, it ranks in the top 5 of the most commonly done cosmetic procedures and every day people are creating a massive demand for the service.

Uses of Botox

Botox is mainly used for cosmetic purposes and to specifically improve the appearance of those struggling with too many vertical and horizontal lines and wrinkles. The process does the following to the patient,

-Provides youthful appearance
-Enhances self-confidence and individual self – esteem
-Improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
-Reduce facial wrinkles and fine lines.

Beyond aesthetic applications, Botox is also used to treat a variety of medical conditions. These include eye squints, migraines, excess sweating, and leaky bladders.

In addition to all of this, it is also scientifically proven to help out with the following listed conditions:

-Eyelid spasms
-Severe neck and shoulder muscle spasms
-Migraines
-Excessive Sweating
-Cross eyes
-Overactive bladder.

Choosing the Right Clinic

Ultimately, whether or not you decide to go through with botox services, it is essential to go to a place that is reputable.

Dr. Lee Bottem is an accomplished Ophthalmologist located in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. He has specialized in disorders of the face, both medically and cosmetically, for many years. Along with his talented and dedicated staff members, their commitment to quality customer service and professionalism is unparalleled. It is their goal to help you obtain the best vision possible and keep your eyes both healthy and robust.

Contact us today if you are interested in learning more about our services by giving us a call at, (918)290-2300 or checking out on our Facebook & Instagram!

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