Wrinkles relaxing injections-A very Effective Way to Treat Wrinkles and Excessive perspiration
BOTOX -Botulinum toxin type A is a muscle relaxant, which has been used safely by doctors for more than 20 years to treat muscle spasms affecting face, eyes and neck and for foot problems in children with cerebral palsy and some other neurological disorders. The more recent use of botox is to reduce wrinkles and treat excessive sweating.
Botox is unparalleled in it’s ability to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that are caused by muscle movement. The most common areas treated include: Frown Lines Forehead Lines Bunny Lines Vertical Lines on the Neck Crow’s Feet “Smokers” (perioral) lines
How it Works
Certain wrinkles, called dynamic wrinkles, are caused by repeated muscle movement, such as frowning, squinting, or smiling. Over time, these wrinkles become permanently etched into the skin overlying the muscle.
Botox works by relaxing the muscle that causes these wrinkles and this softens their appearance. If used early enough, Botox can prevent the formation of these wrinkles altogether.
After marking the areas and numbing your skin Botox is administered by a series of tiny injections into the muscle being treated. It is injected with one of the smallest needles currently available, so you would hardly feel any injection at all.
Botulinum toxin and headache
In the mid-1990s a number of people reported improvement in headaches in patients receiving botox for other reasons. Well-conducted clinical trials of botulinum toxin in various types of headache followed, but the results were disappointing, with no difference over placebo being found in tension-type headache, episodic migraine, and undifferentiated chronic headache. Detailed analysis of the results suggested, however, that there might be a subgroup of patients with chronic migraine who could benefit, and further trials were undertaken.
How does botulinum toxin work in chronic migraine?
The simple answer is that we don’t know – yet. Unlike many of the other conditions in which it is used, it is not thought to work by relaxing overactive muscles. Botulinum toxin has been shown to reduce pain in a number of disease states, including cervical dystonia, neuropathic pain, lower back pain, spasticity and bladder pain. Botulinum toxin is believed to inhibit the release of peripheral (distal) neurotransmitters, which may then have a knock-on effect on the central pain processing systems that generate migraine headaches.
Botox and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
Hyperhidrosis (Excessive sweating)
It is a medical condition which involves overacting sweat glands. When sweating is this extreme it can be embarrassing and uncomfortable, anxiety-inducing and disabling. It can cause lack of confidence and disrupt all aspects of person’s life
Botox treatment helps control the symptoms of severe underarm, palms and feet sweating when topical medicines do not work well enough by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands don’t receive chemical signals, the severe sweating stops. Botox injections are expected to temporarily (3 to 9 months) stop the production of excessive sweat in the treated areas only. Sweat continues to be produced elsewhere.
Frequently Asked Questions
Within days (usually 3-5), you may notice an improvement in your lines. It takes up to 14 days to see full effect.
Botox is not permanent. An average treatment lasts 3-6 months. If you have your treatments regularly, over time you may find your treatments last longer. Eventually, many patients are able to reduce their treatments to twice a year.
No. Your face will not look worse if and when you stop using Botox. In general, your face will simply return to its previous appearance. If you use Botox for a number of years before you stop, your muscles will have learned to relax on their own and you will end up looking a little better than when you began.
This depends on the skill of the injector. When properly done, BOTOX® treatments will leave you looking relaxed, rested, and refreshed. People will notice how good you look, but nobody will be able to guess what you've done.
BOTOX has been available for over 20 years, and has been used to treat many medical conditions before it's cosmetic uses were discovered. When used medically, the doses are much higher and much more frequent than those used in cosmetic treatments. Consequently, it's safety profile is well established. Botox is an approved prescription drug by the FDA. It is manufactured by Allergan Inc. However, as with any prescription drug, there are potential side effects you should be aware of.
For further information on the safety of BOTOX and potential side effects, please see the list below:
- dry mouth
- discomfort or pain at the injection site
- neck pain
- eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight, drooping eyelids, swelling of your eyelids, and dry eyes.
Problems with spelling letters “P” or “B” when treating perioral (“smokers” lines)
All the above problems are temporary and resolve within a few hours to a few weeks. However allergic reactions to Botox can also occur. Symptoms of an allergic reaction may include itching, rash, red itchy welts,
wheezing, asthma symptoms, severe dizziness or feeling faint.
All those side effects are very rare and easy to avoid when choosing right practice and DOCTOR, who is able to deal with any potential problems when they occur.
What should I tell my doctor before undergoing Botox treatment ?
Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including if you:
- have a disease that affects your muscles and nerves (such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis [ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease], myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome).
- have allergies to any botulinum toxin product
- had any side effect from any botulinum toxin product in the past
- have or have had a breathing problem, such as asthma or emphysema
- have or have had swallowing problems
- have or have had bleeding problems
- have plans to have surgery
- had surgery on your face
- have weakness of your forehead muscles, such as trouble raising your eyebrows
- have drooping eyelids
- have any other change in the way your face normally looks
- have plan to become pregnant or you are currently pregnant. It is not known if botox can harm your unborn baby.
- are breast-feeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if botox passes into breast milk
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins and herbal products. Using botox with certain other medicines may cause serious side effects. Especially tell your doctor if you: • have received any other botulinum toxin product in the last four months (Be sure your doctor knows exactly which product you received)
- have recently received an antibiotic
- take muscle relaxants
- take an allergy or cold medicine
- take a sleep medicine
- take anti-platelets (aspirin-like products) and/or anti-coagulants (blood thinners)