Botulinum Toxin

Written by: Dr. Antonio Yusta Izquierdo
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Each patient has a better or worse prognosis the good thing that botulinum toxin has is that, applied to the right patient and in the right places, the percentage of success is over 90% .

Another postivio point of the use of this substance are the few side effects that it produces in the organism. In fact, in the vast majority of cases, the negative effects derived from the treatment are almost inexistent. This is because it is a treatment that is local, with which it does not pass into the blood , it is not systemic. The worst that can happen is that there is an infection at the injection site but that taking the proper hygienic measures should not occur.

As a specialist, when you drill deep muscles you should have a certain caution in anti-coagulated patients. Faced with a patient of this type could cause an unwanted weakness of the muscle and, although in any case, that weakness would not last more than 4 weeks, the quality of life of the patient is impaired.


The use of Botulinum Toxin is frequent in Neurology , in fact its applications in this specialty are very diverse. For example, if it is applied to a muscle of the face that is causing it, by its contraction, a wrinkle will improve it and make it disappear for a while.. If I apply it on a muscle that has a lot of tone, it is possible to relax it so that the patient can move the joint of that muscle better and with less pain. If there is an abnormal position, as in a torticollis, so that the patient has the neck deflected by the contraction of a muscle, weakening that muscle, the patient stops having that torticollis without losing functionality. And although the reality is that Botulinum Toxin does not cure definitively, but it does improve pain, thus enriching the patient's quality of life.




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By Dr. Antonio Yusta Izquierdo

Dr. Antonio Izquierdo Yusta a doctorate Cum Laude and a specialist in Neurology. He is an expert in the treatment of multiple sclerosis, headaches and epilepsy. Apply all treatments with botulinum toxin. Currently she combines teaching with his position as Chief of Neurology, University Hospital of Guadalajara.

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