Botox Properties

Botox is a purified botulinum neurotoxin which is used clinically as a muscle relaxant. In Cosmetic it is used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as the excessive sweating “Hyperhidrosis” from armpits, palms and soles.

Botox works by temporarily minimizing the muscles functions in the treated area, which can smooth out wrinkles and create a more youthful appearance making skin smoother for better complexion.

Botox lips can be used to address a variety of concerns as vertical lip lines (smokers’ lines), downturned corners of the mouth (marionettes’ Lines), and a “gummy smile”.

The effects of Botox usually last for around 3-6 months, after which time the muscles gradually regain their functions, and wrinkles may start to reappear.

Though, most people tend to tolerate Botox injections quite well, side effects can occur. As with any cosmetic treatment, there are some risks with Botox such as bruising, swelling, redness, pain, asymmetry, headache, and flu-like syndrome.

It is important to have a thorough consultation to discuss the risks and benefits of the treatment before deciding to proceed.

Botox for Hyperhidrosis

Botox to treat Hyperhidrosis: Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating on the underarms, palms of hands, and soles of the feet.

Botulinum toxin injections is considered for the treatment for focal hyperhidrosis. Botox blocks the nerves that trigger the sweat glands.

Most people don’t feel much pain during the procedure. But you may want your skin numbed beforehand. Your health care provider might offer one or more of the methods used to numb skin. These include topical anesthesia, ice and massage (vibration anesthesia).

It may take a few days to notice results. To retain the effect, you’ll likely need repeat treatments about every six months. A possible side effect is short-term muscle weakness in the treated area.

Botox to treat Headache and Migraine: Evidence suggests that the drug interrupts the pathway of pain transmission between the brain (central nervous system) and nerves that extend from the spinal cord.

Botulinum toxin treatments have been proved effective in clinical trials in treating chronic migraines. Botox can often reduce headache frequency and severity and can also reduce symptoms associated with these migraines.

You might get injections of botulinum toxin into the tiny muscles throughout various areas around your face, head and neck as in your forehead, temples, the nape of the neck, and sometimes the specialist injects areas called “trigger points” where the headache pain originates.

These treatments for chronic migraines should be individualized, respecting the unique anatomy and origin points of pain in each patient. It can take several weeks and multiple treatments before getting relief from your migraines.