Botox Cosmetic for Wrinkles
Botox (BTX) or botulinum toxin is a purified protein derived from the first of seven neurotoxins produced by a bacterium called Clostridium. When injected, BTX simply blocks the transmission of information from nerve cells to muscle cells. This action temporarily relaxes hyperactive muscles. It is likely one of the safest injectables ever used in the history of medicine. Besides being a blockbuster drug in the cosmetic world, the effects of botulinum toxin has been so beneficial in so many medical and surgical conditions, from infants to the elderly, that its medical uses now far outpace its cosmetic use.
In cosmetic dermatology, BTX is most frequently used to smoothen frown lines, horizontal forehead lines and crow’s feet. It is also highly effective to relax:
- Smoker’s lip lines
- Down turned mouth corners
- Turkey neck bands
- Peach pit chin
Botox Treatments for Excessive Sweating
Superficial micro-injections of BTX generally stop excessive underarm sweating (hyperhidrosis)for 8 to 10 months
BTX treatment of hyperhidrosis of the palms and soles usually last about 6 months.