Does your forehead have wrinkles that look like scars? Does your shirt have huge stains at the armpits? Wrinkles and excessive sweat are two most annoying problems of the current times. Everyone wants to look clean, calm and cool with a perfectly groomed appearance throughout the day. Both these problems could be solved by a simple and easy to administer treatment – Botox.
Botox is the trade name for Botulinum toxin, a compound that a long history of safe use in cosmetic medicine. The effect of Botox was discovered in 1989 and since than it has been a front line treatment for both wrinkles and excessive sweating. The very first round of Botox for hyperhidrosis reduces excessive sweating significantly. To understand how Botox is used for treating wrinkles and hyperhidrosis, it is important to understand how Botox works.
Botox is a toxin that primarily acts by paralysing muscles. To achieve this effect, the toxin is injected directly into the muscles of the target area. Usually the impact of the treatment is visible in three to four days with the optimum results visible by a week after the initial round of injections. Botox for Wrinkles Wrinkles are the results of our actions throughout the day. We smile, frown, eat and generally move our facial and neck muscles constantly. You must have heard that a smile takes far less muscles than a frown. Notice that in the saying, we do move muscles regardless of how we are feeling. This is the underlying reason of why we get those ugly wrinkles. Our skin is naturally elastic and could accommodate a fair number of stretching and contracting cycles. However, as we enter into the 30s, the skin starts to lose some of the elasticity.
The action of the muscles starts to mar the skin and by our 40s, these lines have deepened enough to be noticeable as wrinkles. One practical solution of slowing down this process is to curtail the activity of the muscles that cause these wrinkles in the first place. This is where Botox really shines. The action of the drug paralyses the muscles and stops the wrinkle formation and aggravation process. The injections are administered in a tightly grouped pattern so maximize the impact of the drug. The dosage is predetermined according to the target area, age of the patient and the discretion of the doctor.
A very fine needle is used to minimize pain during the procedure. Wrinkle treatment with Botox by a busy London aesthetic clinic might seem like a daunting task. Actually this is your best option for a safe Botox procedure. Botox for Hyperhidrosis Hyperhidrosis is caused by increased activity of the sweat glands. Usually the most affected areas are the armpits, forehead, palms and the groin area. The severity of the condition could be reduced by Botox injections.
Our skin is made up of three layers. The middle layer contains a lot of sweat glands that produce sweat regularly. This activity is controlled by nerves that carry the signals from brain to the sweat glands. Botox works by acting as a roadblock between the nerves and the sweat glands. This way, the sweat glands do not receive signals for producing sweat, reducing the volume of sweat produced. Botox is injected just under the skin so that it could interact with the nerves to curb hyperhidrosis.