BOTOX® is for adults with Chronic Migraine with 15 or more headache days a month, each lasting 4 hours or more. BOTOX® therapy is not approved for adults with migraine who have 14 or fewer headache days a month.
Lateral canthal lines arise largely from the activity of the orbicularis oculi muscles around the eye responsible for blinking and eyelid closure. Forceful contraction of the orbicularis oculi results in lateral and radially oriented folds (crow’s feet lines) which originate from the lateral canthus. The distribution of these radial lines differs among patients.
BOTOX® is a prescription-only medical product that contains tiny amounts of a highly purified botulinum toxin protein refined from the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum. When injected at doses approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) into a specific muscle or gland, BOTOX® neurotoxin is expected to produce a safe, as well as effective result, usually lasting up to approximately three to ten months, depending on the approved indication and on the individual patient.
Injecting Botox into certain muscles in the neck (known as the strap muscles) can cause neck weakness, difficulty swallowing and serious speech disorders and should be avoided, according to a recent article in the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology. In addition, using Botox to alter the shape of the jawline may lead to side effects such as difficulty chewing, muscle pain, slurred speech and awkwardness with smiling,” the authors noted.
Orphenadrine: Excessive neuromuscular weakness may be exacerbated by coadministration of a botulinum toxin with skeletal muscle relaxants. Advise patients to seek medical assistance Botox in Las Vegas if they develop any unusual symptoms (including difficulty with swallowing, speaking, or breathing or walking), or if any existing symptom worsens during use of a botulinum toxin.
Unlike treatment of glabellar facial wrinkles, which are treated via IM injection (see separate Administration instructions), other facial wrinkles are treated with subcutaneous administration of onabotulinumtoxinA. The toxin is used to weaken, not paralyze, related muscles as these wrinkles are the result of physiologically important facial muscles and complete paralysis may create unacceptable functional deficits.