Botox Sydney injections have become increasingly popular because the treatments are less expensive, invasive, and there is virtually no recovery time. Botox is a toxin that is injected through tiny needles into the skin of the face.
Experimental research for treatment has been mostly focused on facial synkinesis due to its abundant prevalence compared to extra-ocular synkinesis. Additionally, since the extra-ocular muscles are hidden within the orbits, there is a limit on the type of practical treatments that can be established (e.g. massage). Established treatments for synkinesis in general include surgery; furthermore, facial synkinesis has the benefit of less invasive treatments such as facial retraining, biofeedback, mime therapy, and Botox.
This condition is often treated with injections of botox, a commercially prepared form of botulinum toxin. Botox reduces the symptoms of the disorder but it is not a cure for dystonia. Since the root of the problem is neurological, doctors have explored sensorimotor retraining activities to enable the brain to rewire itself and eliminate dystonic movements. The work of several doctors has shown that sensorimotor retraining activities and proprioceptive stimulation can induce neuroplasticity, making it possible for patients to recover substantial function that was lost from focal dystonia.
Those who wish to undergo botox treatment should, however, make sure that the person who does the procedure is a qualifed doctor. That doctor should also be qualified in cosmetic treatment. Patients will also be advised to avoid alcohol for a few hours. They may be asked to remain in an upright position too.
Botox is a series of small injections into areas that need some extra attention. Areas that have deepened by making facial grimaces and frowns that have become a habit over time. Afterwards, most people will notice that they look happier, more relaxed, without those tell tale aging wrinkles and lines. The effect of the injections last typically 3-4 months, but can last up to 6 months as well. It is relatively painless. The area is numbed, injections take place, and one is out the door in generally 10-15 minutes. It has proven to be a cost effective way to keep one looking as fresh as the days they were in their 20s.
The dose of Botox to use should be around 25 to 35 units per each masster muscle as the starting dose. While it may ultimately require a higher dose than that to get an optimal response, this is a good starting dose for safety and economic reasons (insurance will not pay for these injections) If no relief is obtained at this starting dose, then this indicates that Botox is not likely to work and higher dosing may be a wasted effort and expense.