BOTOX AESTHETICS

 

This popular non-surgical procedure involves the injection of a small amount of Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox Cosmetic) right into the muscles that create wrinkles. Botox temporarily inactivates these muscles, lessening and even eliminating the appearance of crow's feet, frown lines, laugh lines, and forehead wrinkles. Botox has been used safely by ophthalmologists for over 10 years and has been used for wrinkle therapy since the early 1990's with no serious side effects documented. Botox can also be used for excessive sweating of armpit, feet, and palm.
 
Results from a Botox treatment usually last six to eight months, after which, a follow-up injection is recommended. It has been reported that after several treatments, the effect of Botox appears to last longer.
 
Botox smoothes out wrinkles by weakening and relaxing the muscles that cause skin to wrinkle. More than just smoothing out worry and frown lines, botox injections can create a lifting effect by relaxing the muscles that pulls down the eyebrows. This not only raises the ends of the eyebrows into a more pleasing arch (correcting a downward slanting “sad eyes” appearance), but also opens the eyes, reducing the “hooded” appearance so common in middle aged eyes.
 
BOTOX treatment for hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
 
First of all though used to treat hyperhidrosis botulinum toxin should not be viewed as a cure. It is simply a means to lessen the discomfort associated with excessive sweating. Therefore after a certain period which can vary from 6 to 10 months (longer in exceptional cases) the symptoms of hyperhidrosis will return and the patient has to go in to the physician’s office for a repeat dose of Botox. However Botox treatment by itself causes no permanent damage to an individual’s system and a patient can go in for as many doses as required provided the intervals between the doses is strictly regulated.
 
BOTOX injections is an effective remedy for Palmar hyperhidrosis (sweating of the palms of the hands) and relief can last many months. 
Plantar Hyperhidrosis, severe sweating of the feet, usually occurs in conjunction with Palmar Hyperhidrosis (hand sweating). People with Plantar Hyperhidrosis complain of bad foot odor. The most common problems with Plantar Hyperhidrosis are athlete’s feet, blisters, infection and rotting of socks.
 
Axillary Hyperhidrosis (sweating of the armpits) involves extreme, dripping sweat in the armpits, usually resistant to all deodorants and when botox is injected into areas of the skin that produce excess sweat, effectively reduces sweat production for many months. 
Sweating may be present, alone, or in conjunction with any or all other types of hyperhidrosis.
 
The sympathetic nervous system over-stimulates the sweat glands, causing the hyperhidrosis. This condition may be aggravated by anxiety, but it can occur without it. Each patient has to be evaluated individually, to determine if they are candidates for botox.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 

Are the effects of BOTOX lasting? 
It has been shown that with BOTOX done back to back (2-3 times a year) for 2-3 years, the target muscles become lazy "permanently". Thereafter, much less BOTOX would be needed each time.
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