Botox® is a commonly used, simple and safe, non-surgical injection treatment. It blocks impulses from the nerve to the tiny facial muscles that can cause wrinkles.
Botox® specifically relaxes targeted muscles so they do not contract. The overlying skin in the treated area remains smooth and unwrinkled and the untreated facial muscles contract normally allowing normal facial expression to be unaffected.
In practice, Botox® can be used to improve facial appearance in many areas, such as:
- Worry lines in the forehead
- Frown lines
- Laugh lines
- Crow’s feet
Botox® also has other treatment uses, such as:
- Reduce sweat production in underarms
- Reduce sweaty palms and feet
For so many of us who would like to reduce the sweat from our armpits, Botox® shuts off the nerve signals to sweat glands to reduce the amount of sweat and subsequent odor that is produced by the treated area. Most patients have relief for 6 months before another treatment is needed. This is a very popular treatment for both men and women.
Using a fine needle, a very small amount of Botox® is injected into several locations on the face. Most patients compare the sensation to a tiny bug bite. No sedation or local anesthetic is required and you can resume normal activities immediately.