Although Botox is a well-known and proven method of treating the negative effects of ageing on our skin, many people do not know about its weight-loss inducing properties. Dr Zafar Quader, Euromed’s resident expert in Gastroenterology, is a master of using this latest innovation in weight-loss science.
How can botox help with weight loss?
A lifetime of overeating and minimal exercise can trick the brain into believing that it requires frequent and excessive levels of food intake. The continuous production of the appetite-inducing hormone Ghrelin can create a vicious cycle of overeating and weight gain, but this is where the pioneering Botox treatment comes in. By injecting the Botox into the deep muscular tissue of the stomach, the muscle contractions are temporarily paralysed and the gastric processes of food transition are slowed. This results in a longer feeling of fullness, and minimises the desire to overeat. A further outcome is that the stomach muscles are relaxed, which allows the stomach to expand and retain food for longer periods of time. This similarly creates the feeling of satiation and fullness, and effectively encourages the patient to eat less.
What are the benefits in using botox to help with weight loss?
There are three main benefits, including:
- Quick – The procedure takes only 15-20 minutes and has no down time.
- Safe – Non-invasive, and with less risk of complications than traditional gastric weight-loss surgeries.
- Comprehensive – An initial consultation with Dr Zafar will ensure that the procedure is right for you. Nutritional analysis and follow up appointments will similarly ensure maximum results.
Who is best suited to this treatment?
This treatment is most suited for those wishing to lose 10-15kg.
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Dr. Zafar Quader
Consultant in Gastroenterology
Dr. Zafar Quader is a consultant Gastroenterologist, with more than 20 years of experience. He completed his medical training and gastroenterology fellowship in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Zafar has been in clinical practice and involved in clinical research in St. Louis, Missouri since 1995 and moved to Dubai in 2015. Dr. Quader provides individualized care to all adult patients with gastrointestinal disorders.Read more