How Botox works?
Botox reduces the movement of the stomach and its ability to digest food, which makes us feel full after eating a small amount of food, also injecting Botox in the center of hunger in the stomach lead to reduce the feeling of hunger between meals.
Botox is the same substance used for years in the treatment of facial wrinkles and has been used recently in many diseases of the digestive system as well as the treatment of obesity.
Because this process is not surgery and do not need total anesthesia, but mild sedation so the patient will not feel the entry of the scope through the mouth, it has no side effects like nausea or vomiting, but mild pain in the stomach may occur after the injection for 1 day only and we give a simple pain killer to overcome it.
It is simple procedure that is done as an out patient without hospital accommodation and usually people return back to work and normal activities 1 day after the injection.
The effect of Botox begins after several days of injection to reduce appetite and reduce the amount of food . Botox effect disappears after 4-6 months. The patient gradually loses weight and It is expected to drop about 10 – 20 kg in the first few weeks after injection according to the excess body weight.