Toxin types A are used in medicine to treat diseases characterized by overactive muscle and various muscle spasms.
What you should know about Botulinum?
We are glad to tell you, that Fillers Supplies offers not only a well-known type of Botulinum – Botox but also Dysport, Xeomin and others. All of them are from well-known manufacturers who provide only the best quality of their goods. Botulinum has proven itself as a helpful tool in a variety of orthopedic, cosmetic, and neurological problems.
But also we would like to tell our visitors more about those agents we operate with, peculiarities of choosing the right one, its further applying and some restrictions on usage.
Botulinum toxin is a poison with the organic origin and in small quantities, it does not harm the health of a person. The botulinum toxin is released under anaerobic conditions, in the absence of oxygen.
Scientists have identified 9 types of this toxin named A, B, C etc. which differ mainly by the concentration of a toxin. However in cosmetology and medical cases, mostly types A and B are used.
Then, within one of those toxin types, there are specific agents. The most popular is Botox (e.g. 100IU, 100IU Polish). Preparations of botulinum toxin differ in dosage, storage conditions, production method and the presence of auxiliary components. For example, Dysport (e.g. Non-English 1 vial 500U) includes haemagglutinin in addition to botulinum toxin, and Lantox and Xeomin (e.g. 100U 1 vial) contain pure toxin A.
Role of Botulinum in cosmetology
Botulinum toxin is known as a miracle cure designed to suppress ageing. Injections with this agent can help to smooth out wrinkles and make the skin elastic. Properties of botulinum toxin are recognized as the most effective and safe. It is used by cosmetologists around the world.
Wrinkles on the face are formed due to active facial expressions. Over time, the movements of the facial muscles lead to the formation of creases around the eyes, on the forehead, etc. The effect of botulinum toxin causes the block of nerve impulses entering the muscles. Thus, after muscle relaxation, wrinkles are naturally smoothened. The effect comes at once, but the final result is noticeable only after two weeks. Such a condition stays for 4-6 months, and then the muscles regain the ability to move. Basically the procedure shall be repeated after this term.
Increased sweating can also be considered as a cosmetology issue and as a neurological case. This is a serious, unpleasant problem for the patient. Patients experience discomfort because such phenomena greatly complicate one’s daily life in society. Until recently, in these cases, there was no other treatment, except for the operation to cut the nerves responsible for increased sweating. This method was used in the most severe cases. In the last decade, botulinum has taken an important place in the solution of this problem. Direct injection under the skin in the axillary region or in the palms leads to the cessation of sweating for half a year or more. This is a real revolution in improving the quality of life.
Botulinum usage in orthopedics
Besides cosmetic purposes of the application, Botulinum is effective in orthopedic cases. One of the first diseases that began to be treated with this toxin was a very common disease, however, causing considerable suffering to patients – heel spurs (Plantar Fasciitis). This disease appears as a result of excessive pressure and stress of the muscle located in the lower part of the foot.
Numerous works have appeared on the topic that injecting a botulinum toxin into a painful area on the heel frees the patient from pain in a very significant way. The result of the injection lasts a long time, and sometimes even leads to a cure for the disease.
The same is with a few other causes, such as:
- “Tennis player” elbow (overstrain of the muscles of the hand and fingers, which are attached to the elbow joint)
- Pain in the shoulder muscles that appear after a stroke
- Dystrophic changes in the joints
- Pains in the lower back.
Thus, it can be said that injections of botulinum into various parts of the body lead to a rapid recovery without any side effects. It is also characterized by high efficiency in eliminating pain and improving the quality of life of patients.
Botulinum usage at neurological disorders
Treatment of neurological disorders with injections of botulinum toxin has been carried out for around 30 years. In 1989, botulinum treatment was recognized by the FDA (American Health Federation), and in 1994 it was widely used in Israel in the treatment of facial spasm arising from facial nerve disease, as well as in violation of the tone of the neck muscles and treatment of children under 12 years old suffering infantile cerebral palsy.
This injection of botulinum into spasmodically reduced muscles is often the most effective treatment for a few diseases. One of them is the neurotic tick.
It was found that this injection in areas in which there is a feeling of inconvenience leads to the disappearance of internal pressure on the muscle, causing its involuntary movements, and thus helps to alleviate the disturbing sense of inconvenience.
Pain in the muscles of the neck is another case. Most of these pains result from tension in the muscles of the neck, and this can be both physical and psychological stress. In both cases, the injection of botulinum into the neck muscles is an effective and safe way to eliminate pain, and this effect lasts for many months.
Even a headache can be treated. There are specific types of headaches, in which injections of botulinum at certain points on the head lead to a reduction and even disappearance of pain. Such diseases include, for example, migraine. However, in order to choose the best option for help, the patient needs professional advice.
Pay attention: there are strict contraindications, ignorance of which will inevitably lead to serious consequences because botulinum toxin is not suitable for everyone.
The main contraindications include:
- An allergic reaction to the components of the agent;
- Oncological processes;
- Cutaneous or intramuscular infection at sites of suspected injections;
- Acute viral disease;
- Pregnancy, lactation;
- Pathology of the nervous system;
- Exacerbation of chronic pathologies;
- Diseases of muscles.
Also, you should inform your doctor about taking any medications. Antibiotics, anticoagulants, muscular relaxants and other agents can enhance or reduce the effect of Botox botulinum toxin. And, before choosing the agent, we strongly recommend having an appropriate consultation.
If you have any questions, you may contact our managers. They will help you to choose the right product and place an order.