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Types of botox

There are many types of botox available, but mainly used for treatments are botox type1(botox thereupetics) and botox cosmetic

  • Botox Cosmetic: Botox Cosmetic is the most widely used form of Botox administered today. Botox Cosmetic is a non surgical procedure performed by a professional usually either a doctor or a nurse that can for a period of time diminish the appearance, smooth the appearance, and eliminate a number of lines and wrinkles. Some of the areas that Botox is used include frown lines, lines between the eyebrows, forehead creases, crow’s feet around the eyes, and thick bands in the neck. Botox Cosmetic works by blocking the nerve impulses. When Botox is injected into the problem area and the nerve impulses are blocked they are basically freezing or paralyzing the muscles that cause the lines or wrinkles giving that area a smoother more youthful rested appearance. Many people describe Botox Cosmetic as freezing expression lines and wrinkles. Botox Cosmetic is the only treatment of its type that has been approved by the FDA. Most people who get Botox Cosmetic injections see the signs with in 4 to 7 days of the injections.
  • Botox Therapeutic: In studies during its development it was found that Botox showed signs of helping reduce or diminish the severity of migraines in some patients. Many doctors are pleased and excited about this finding due to studies so far showing that Botox appears to have fewer side effects than many commonly prescribed migraine medications. It appears to work by blocking sensory nerves that relay messages of pain to the brain as well as relaxing muscles. The patient is usually given between 10 to 15 injections of Botox in the head, neck, and shoulders. Patients usually see the signs of the Botox working around 3 days after the treatment.