I had my baby botox training yesterday and didn't bruise any of my pts (especially the one who takes daily ASA, vitD, and omega-3 aka BLOOD THINNERS)!!! 🙌🏻 WHO WANTS SOME?!?! Let's stop those dynamic wrinkles from becoming static shall we? Prevention > tx imo. 😉
OnabotulinumtoxinA : Neurotoxin from Clostridium botulinum
MOA: prevents ACh release from presynaptic membrane causing TEMPORARY calming of muscle contractions (blocks the transmission of nerve impulses)
Indications: Botox can be used to treat blepharospasm, strabismus, axillary hyperhidrosis, cervical dystonia, limb spasticity, chronic migraines, bruxism, and incontinence. Cosmetically, we use it to treat moderate/severe wrinkles; namely glabellar lines (frown lines - corrugators and/or procerus), lateral canthal lines (crow’s feet - orbicularis oculi), and forehead lines (frontalis).
Contraindication: hypersensitivity, neuromuscular dz, infection at injection site, pregnancy (category C)
Reconstitution of 100 unit/vial: 2.5 mL of 0.9% preservative free NaCl (concn: 4 units/0.1 mL)
MC AE: bleeding/bruising, HA, eyelid/brow ptosis, muscle weakness/paralysis, eyelid edema