Botox is used medically to treat certain muscular conditions, and cosmetically to remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing muscles. It is made from a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin that is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
Botox is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment, with more than 6 million Botox treatments administered each year. Botulinum toxin is used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by paralyzing the underlying muscles.
People also use Botox to treat excessive sweating, migraines, muscular disorders, and some bladder and bowel disorders. Botox blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle can no longer contract, which causes the wrinkles to relax and soften. It is most often used on forehead lines, crow’s feet (lines around the eye), and frown lines.
Botox is injected around pain fibers that are involved in headaches. Botox enters the nerve endings around where it is injected and blocks the release of chemicals involved in pain transmission. Botox may also prevent migraine headaches before they start.
Nashville Neck & Back provides Botox treatments to patients from Hendersonville, Springfield, Goodlettsville, Gallatin, Madison, Rivergate, and many other local cities.
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