Dr Ash Dutta talks about the various uses of Botox
Botulim Toxin, otherwise known as Botox has been used for facial rejuvenation, reducing the sweating in the underarms and various other areas and of course for Bruxism (teeth grinding). There are some medical indications for Botox which is currently used for twitching of the eyelids and also for facial sweating.
However, over the last few years we have seen Botox used for many other indications for example Rosacea, redness in the face, Facial sweating and oilyness which we use as a microtox, that means we reduce the concentration of the botox and inject it in very small amounts across the cheeks to reduce the oilyness.
It has also been used for scar management as well because what we are finding is introducing a tiny drop of Botox into the scar tissue relaxes those tissues and helps the scar to flatten out better.
I think there will be more and more indications of Botox coming into the market over the next few years and as Doctors we have the responsibility to explain to the patient the pros and the cons of this treatment and choose the right treatment for these patients.