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How do botulinum toxin injections work?

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Dr. John Hoffmann
Surgery - Plastics
6 doctors agree

In brief: Weakens muscle actio

Botox works to weaken muscle function by blocking the connection between the nerve and the muscle.
The Botox action slowly is reversed and eventually the normal muscle action returns.

In brief: Weakens muscle actio

Botox works to weaken muscle function by blocking the connection between the nerve and the muscle.
The Botox action slowly is reversed and eventually the normal muscle action returns.
Dr. John Hoffmann
Dr. John Hoffmann
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Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Transmission block

Botulinum toxins inhibit release of the neurotransmitter, acetylcholine, from peripheral nerve endings thus weakening muscle.

In brief: Transmission block

Botulinum toxins inhibit release of the neurotransmitter, acetylcholine, from peripheral nerve endings thus weakening muscle.
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
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Dr. DAVID AMOS
Family Medicine
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In brief: Botox

It paralyse the muscle.

In brief: Botox

It paralyse the muscle.
Dr. DAVID AMOS
Dr. DAVID AMOS
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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Mechanism of Botox

Botulinum toxin (onabotulinum toxin type a) blocks certain chemical signals that cause muscles to contract.
Injections result in paralysis or relaxation of the muscle. The effect is temporary and treatment will need to be repeated in 3- 6 months. Injections are fda approved for treatment of blepharospasm, wrinkles, lazy eye, cervical dystonia, migraines, upper limb spasticity, underarm sweating.

In brief: Mechanism of Botox

Botulinum toxin (onabotulinum toxin type a) blocks certain chemical signals that cause muscles to contract.
Injections result in paralysis or relaxation of the muscle. The effect is temporary and treatment will need to be repeated in 3- 6 months. Injections are fda approved for treatment of blepharospasm, wrinkles, lazy eye, cervical dystonia, migraines, upper limb spasticity, underarm sweating.
Dr. Anifat Balogun
Dr. Anifat Balogun
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