Botox is used for cosmetic purposes for the treatment of wrinkles, Botox is also used for the treatment of chronic migraine, muscle spasms and cervical dystonia .
How it Works
Botulinum toxin is a protein substance which is produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. It is a neurotoxin which means that it interferes with the way nerves work. Botulinum toxin works by blocking the nerve impulses to the muscles and then reduces excessive contractions of these muscles. Botulinum toxin also blocks the pain signals in a migraine.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Botulinum toxin may suffer from such side effects; Neck pain, Drooping eyelids, Muscle stiffness, Muscle weakness, Muscle pain, Weakness, Blurred vision, Diarrhoea, Double vision, Difficulty in swallowing, Shortness of breath, Eyelid swelling, Fatigue, Headache, Weak bladder control, Limb pain, Fever, Injection site bruise, Injection site bleeding