BOTOX® is an injectable purified protein that stops the contraction of muscles around the injection site. A minute quantity in key muscles virtually erases wrinkles located on the face, like expression lines around the eyes, between the brows and on the forehead. The BOTOX® protein stops nerve impulses from reaching the muscles. When the muscles responsible for wrinkle formation can’t contract, the wrinkle quickly fades. BOTOX® won’t improve static wrinkles, only those related to expression.
A very small needle is used in the treatment and the whole procedure takes about 15 minutes, after which you can return to most normal activities. Other than a chance of light bruising or slight swelling, there is no downtime. BOTOX® has been used cosmetically for over a decade and has one of the best safety profiles in medicine, with very few side effects.
Results from your BOTOX® treatment will become apparent within 3 to 10 days. Then, over the next 3 to 4 months the BOTOX® will gradually lose its potency, and you’ll require more to keep the desired effect. Most BOTOX® patients choose to maintain the treatment, having injections 3 or 4 times a year.
There is indication that the duration of treatment benefits increases over time, so you may require less frequent injections in the future. BOTOX® is also the perfect compliment to many other cosmetic procedures. It’s very target specific and helps to diminish stubborn expression lines that may not respond to other forms of treatment.
Underarm sweating, and the effects it can have on lifestyle choices and general self esteem can be very difficult to deal with.
BOTOX® is a highly effective, FDA-approved treatment for underarm sweating not adequately managed by topical agents. BOTOX® injections help control underarm sweating by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands don’t receive chemical signals, the sweating stops. In a clinical study, the effect of BOTOX® for underarm sweating lasted an average of 6 months.