What is cervical dystonia?
Cervical dystonia (CD) is the most common form of focal dystonia characterised by sustained or intermittent muscle contraction that leads to abnormal movements and posture. There is no known cure for CD, but multiple treatments are available to relieve symptoms. The choice of treatment depends on the cause of the dystonia and the muscles involved.
Botox injections for cervical dystonia
Botox is a prescription medication containing botulinum neurotoxin A that is injected into muscles to treat cervical dystonia in adults. Other ingredients include human albumin and sodium chloride. The safety of Botox for this indication has not been established for pregnant and lactating patients. Patients who are allergic to other botulinum toxin type A products (Xeomin, Myobloc, and Dysport) should not receive this treatment. Patients with existing neuromuscular conditions such as Lou Gehrig’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, myasthenia gra ...
What is Botox?
Botox is widely known for treating a growing number of cosmetic and clinical indications. Botox dominated the beauty industry as a minimally invasive procedure for treating lines and wrinkles. The approval of Botox through various regulatory agents has also paved the way for its off-label usage. The effectiveness of this neurotoxin for excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) led some doctors to test its effects on the scalp as well. Dermatologists who are offering Botox for hair in their clinics claim to give the following benefits:
Reducing sweating in the scalp;
Possibly stimulating new hair growth;
Preventing hair loss.
How Botox for hair treatment works
Simply put, the absence of sweat in a Botox-treated scalp helps preserve hairstyles longer. Most patients who will seek this treatment want to keep their hairs in top shape even while working out. Those with a naturally oily scalp may prefer longer days in between hair washes. Other doctors may also recommend thi ...
Soft tissue fillers or dermal fillers are FDA-approved medical devices with proven safety and efficacy in rejuvenating ageing skin. Although hyaluronic acid-based fillers are the most popular injectable is the market, the limited duration of these fillers may leave some patients dissatisfied. Semi-permanent and permanent fillers are gaining a following because of their longer duration of effects, but they are also more inclined to cause adverse events. Aside from the type of material used, the implantation area and diffusion of the medication affect the longevity of the treatment.
Similarities and differences between Sculptra vs Radiesse
Sculptra and Radiesse are semi-permanent soft-tissue fillers that can both provide volume restoration and wrinkle reduction, but they are different in many ways. Both dermal fillers use different types of synthetic materials and they have a different mode of action. Sculptra contains Poly-L-lactic acid microsphere beads that immediately plump up t ...