Cervical dystonia, strabismus, and hyperhidrosis are conditions where Botox treatment is approved. Botox treatment works by blocking signals that cause muscle spasms. Relief comes by relaxing the affected muscles. The active ingredient in Botox, which is an injection drug, is a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin type A. This neurotoxin is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Visit clinique-suisse.com/en/medicine-and-cosmetic-surgery/cosmetic-medicine/botulinum-toxin and get to know more about botulinum toxin.
Botox treatment reduces the occurrence of seizures in cervical dystonia. Also called spasmodic torticollis, it is a neurological movement disorder in which the muscles of the neck strain are out of control so that it forces the neck or head into an uncomfortable position and often painful movements. Common symptoms of cervical dystonia include neck and shoulder pain, swallowing problems, tense muscles, and tremors.
The twitching event also decreases with Botox treatment in a condition called blepharospasm. In this condition, the muscles around the eyes twitch involuntarily and sometimes force the eyes to narrow or close, thus disturbing vision.
The common symptoms of blepharospasm are excessive blinking, eye sensitivity to light, pain or pain in the eyes and surrounding area, uncontrolled tics of the eye muscles and the area around the face, and very dry or runny eyes.
Strabismus is characterized by eye misalignment. This is caused by a lack of coordination between the muscles that control eye movements. As a result, the eye cannot focus at the same point in space so there is no proper binocular vision. Perception of depth is affected by this. The Botox treatment can help improve this condition by relaxing certain muscles that control eye movements.
The exact cause of hyperhidrosis, a disorder in which there is abnormally excessive sweating, is unknown. In hyperhidrosis, the amount of sweat far exceeds what is needed to control body temperature. The whole body can be affected, in general hyperhidrosis, or only parts such as groin, armpits, hands, and feet, in local hyperhidrosis. Botox treatment has been proven effective in reducing excessive sweating.