Botox Overview

Botox in Tijuana Mexico is both safe and affordable. Botox is used medically to treat certain muscular conditions, and cosmetically to remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing facial muscles. It is made from a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin.

Reverse those frown lines! Fine lines, frown lines, how-did-those-get-there lines. Whatever you call them, a few minutes of Botox can smooth wrinkles on your forehead, in-between your eyes, and crow’s feet. Botox is a non-invasive FDA-approved treatment that requires zero downtime, so you can come in and erase those signs of aging on your lunch break. Using a very fine needle we inject Botox into the facial muscles responsible for those annoying wrinkles, totally relaxing them and reducing their ability to contract. Don’t worry, you’ll be out the door and on your way to feeling refreshed and radiating confidence in no time.

Botox at Trinity Medical is only applied by Dr. Manuel Nunez, Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive surgeon with 27 years’ experience. Dr. Nunez first applies a topical anesthetic before carefully injecting Botox into areas appropriate for each patient. The effects of Botox can be seen within 24 to 72 hours, but can in certain cases take up to 5 days to take full effect.

Botox is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment, with more than 7 million Botox treatments administered each year, and is derived from Clostridium botulinum, an organism found in the natural environment where it is largely inactive and non-toxic. Botulinum toxin is used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by paralyzing the underlying muscles.

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How Else is Botox Used?

Beyond aesthetic applications, Botox is used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including eye squints, migraines, excess sweating, muscular disorders, and some leaky bladders and bowel disorders.

Botulinum toxin is currently approved for the following therapeutic applications: blepharospasm (spasm of the eyelids), idiopathic rotational cervical (severe neck and shoulder muscle spasms), chronic migraine, severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), strabismus (crossed eyes), post-stroke upper limb spasticity, detrusor (bladder wall muscle) overactivity – causing urinary incontinence, overactive bladder hemifacial spasm, glabellar lines (frown lines between the eyebrows) and canthal lines (crow’s feet).

Little Botox Knowledge

The bacterium can also be found in the intestinal tracts of mammals and fish and in the gills and organs of crabs and other shellfish. Such naturally occurring instances of Clostridium botulinum bacteria and spores are generally harmless. Problems only arise when the spores transform into vegetative cells and the cell population increases. At a certain point, the bacteria begin producing botulinum toxin, the deadly neurotoxin responsible for botulism. Neurotoxins target the nervous system, disrupting the signaling processes that allow neurons to communicate effectively.

Botulinum toxin is one of the most poisonous substances known to man. Scientists have estimated that a single gram could kill as many as 1 million people and a couple of kilograms could kill every human on earth. In high concentrations, botulinum toxin can result in botulism, a severe, life-threatening illness. Botulism, left untreated, may result in respiratory failure and death. Despite botulinum toxin being so toxic, Botox is in huge demand.

Botulinum toxin can be injected into humans in extremely small concentrations and works by preventing signals from the nerve cells reaching muscles, therefore paralyzing them. For muscles to contract, nerves release a chemical messenger, acetylcholine (a neurotransmitter), at the junction where the nerve endings meet muscle cells. Acetylcholine attaches to receptors on the muscle cells and causes the muscle cells to contract or shorten. Injected botulinum toxin prevents the release of acetylcholine, preventing contraction of the muscle cells. Botulinum toxin causes a reduction in abnormal muscle contraction, allowing the muscles to become less stiff.

Botulinum toxin is also used off-label (not approved) for, achalasia (an issue with the throat that makes swallowing difficult), anal fissure and anismus (dysfunction of the anal sphincter), sialorrhea (producing too much saliva), allergic rhinitis (hay fever), sphincter of oddi (hepatopancreatic) dysfunction (causes abdominal pain), cerebral palsy, romandibular dystonia (forceful contraction of the jaw, face, and/or tongue), laryngeal dystonia (forceful contraction of the vocal cords).

Botox Cosmetic Benefits

Botulinum toxin is sold commercially under the names: Botox, Vistabel, Botox cosmetic, Dysport, Bocouture, Xeomin, Myobloc

In addition to applications of Botox, patients can also assist in the long-term betterment of their skin and overall appearance by diet and nutrition. Enjoying a diet that stabilizes blood sugar is the first major step to long term improvement in patient’s skin. The second equally important action a patient can take is liquid collagen to help rebuild the skin over time. The process is slow, but the results are undeniable.

So if you’re looking for affordable botox in Tijuana then schedule an appointment today with Trinity Medical and we’ll take care of you!

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