Botox® is a popular non-surgical injection that temporarily reduces or eliminates frown lines, forehead creases, crow’s-feet near the eyes, and thick bands in the neck. Botox blocks the nerve impulses, temporarily relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles while giving the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance.
Botox® treatments are ideal for treatment of forehead wrinkles, the furrows between the eyes, and crow’s-feet around the eyes. Studies have also suggested that Botox® is effective in relieving migraine headaches and excessive sweating of the armpits. The treatment of wrinkles with Botox® is highly effective and lasts approximately 3-4 months. Repeated injections every four months are very common.
In order to decrease possible bruising, patients who take vitamin E, aspirin, or anti-inflammatory medications should stop using those items for 2 weeks prior to receiving a Botox treatment.
Excessive Sweating/Axillary Hiperhidrosis
Excessive, uncontrollable sweating, called "hyperhidrosis," may lead to a variety of social and work related problems. Axillary hyperhidrosis is the type that occurs in the underarm area. The FDA has approved Botox® in treating this type of severe underarm sweating. The nervous system of people with hyperhidrosis is overactive. This overactivity produces the excessive sweating response. Botox® reduces overactivity of the nervous system in the underarm area and has been proven to significantly reduce sweating for 6 months. Repeated treatments are required to keep this condition under control.