What is Blepharospasm?
Blepharospasm is a progressive neurological condition characterised by abnormal, involuntary contractions and spasms of the eyelids. The term can be applied to any abnormal twitching of blinking of the eyelid, regardless of the underlying causes. Secondary blepharospasm is associated with another condition or syndrome, such as dry eyes, tardive dyskinesia, or Tourette’s syndrome. It must be differentiated from Benign Essential Blepharospasm (BEB), a type of focal cranial dystonia that involves increased contraction of the eyelid muscles leading to involuntary eyelid closure. Despite having normal eyes, patients with BEB may experience visual disturbances or blindness due to the forced closure of the eyelids.
Early Stage Symptoms:
Blepharospasm symptoms may start gradually, beginning with eye irritation or increased blink rate. In the early stages, it is often triggered by precipitating irritants or stressors, including fatigue, corneal or eyelid irrit ...
Restylane and Botox are 2 popular injectable anti-ageing injectables. They both provide smoothing of the skin and eliminate deep wrinkles from the complexion. However, the similarities stop there. Each product is made of unique ingredients that work to target specific types of wrinkles.
Restylane Active ingredients
Restylane is a line of highly regarded dermal fillers that deliver a sterile, viscoelastic and bioresorbable hyaluronic-based gel into the dermis. Each formulation works to target varying concerns. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the body but depletes with time and age. The active ingredient in Restylane fillers is extracted from biofermentation of Streptococcus bacteria and further enhanced to create cross-linked Non-Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid (NASHA).
Benefits of Restylane and Botox
The main benefit of hyaluronic acid is its capacity to fill the dermal extracellular matrix with moisture. Its humectant properties allow it to att ...