BOTOX® Cosmetic is the first and only treatment FDA-approved to temporarily make moderate to severe frown lines, crow's feet, and forehead lines look better in adults. So you look like you, only with less noticeable facial lines.
Treatment requires minimal downtime. You can return to your daily routine immediately after you leave Aesthetic Nurse Specialists. You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours, with full results in 30 days, with results lasting up to 6 months for moderate to severe frown lines.
A combination of factors can cause facial lines. It's not just about the cellular changes that may occur, or reduction of collagen, or damage caused by free radicals from the sun and the environment.
Repeated muscle contractions from frowning, squinting, or raising eyebrows cause skin to furrow and fold, gradually resulting in the formation of facial lines. BOTOX® Cosmetic works beneath the surface and temporarily reduces the underlying muscle activity that causes moderate to severe frown lines, crow's feet and forehead lines in adults - to help them look visibly smoother.
Some patients receiving BOTOX® Cosmetic report the injections feel like a pinch. You may begin to notice a visible smoothing of frown lines, crow's feet and forehead lines within 24 to 48 hours, with full results in 30 days lasting up to 6 months for moderate to severe frown lines. BOTOX® Cosmetic is indicated in adult patients for the temporary improvement in the appearance of Moderate to severe glabellar lines associated with corrugator and/or procerus muscle activity. Moderate to severe lateral canthal lines associated with orbicularis oculi activity. Moderate to severe forehead lines associated with frontalis activity. BOTOX® Cosmetic is not a permanent treatment. If you discontinue treatment the moderate to severe frown lines, crow's feet and forehead lines will gradually return.
BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) is indicated in adult patients for the temporary improvement in the appearance of Moderate to severe glabellar lines associated with corrugator and/or procerus muscle activity. Moderate to severe lateral canthal lines associated with orbicularis oculi activity. Moderate to severe forehead lines associated with frontalis activity.
If you're tired of products that don't stop your serious sweating, BOTOX® could be life-changing. Sweating when you're hot or under pressure is normal. Nervous about a job interview? Your underarms become moist and sticky. Holding a plank position in a hot yoga class? The sweat is pouring down your face.
Everyone has sweat glands, and they're all over your body. You might not realize it, but sweat alone has no odor. Surprisingly, if you were to taste your sweat (eww!) you'd find it's also sweet-tasting. One drop of sweat is about 99% water. The remaining 1% of sweat contains traces of urea, uric acid, ammonia, lactic acid, vitamin C and other substances.
Sweat is your body's natural coolant. You make sweat in various situations. Maybe you work up a good sweat at the gym or during another vigorous activity. Or maybe you find yourself sweating before a presentation at work or school.
It turns out, there are two types of sweat that come out of two different types of glands during these different times.
Common sweat (eccrine): the light, watery sweat that happens when you're active on a summer day. This type of sweat cools as it evaporates off your skin, and soaks your shirt when you exercise.
Stress sweat (apocrine): this type of sweat feels thick and actually contains fat. It's produced during times of extreme stress and comes from the roots of body hair in your armpits, scalp and groin area.
Some people seem to sweat excessively no matter what the situation. If you feel like you sweat more than normal amounts and nothing seems to help, you may have a condition called hyperhidrosis. You may experience hyperhidrosis over your whole body, or you might experience it in a more localized place, like your palms, feet, face or armpits. About 5% of Americans have hyperhidrosis, but this figure may be underreported. Many don't seek treatment because they don't realize they have a treatable medical condition.
The number of injections and associated time involved are directly related to the size and location of the treatment area. In the vast majority of cases, patients will receive approximately 50 units of BOTOX® in each underarm, though more or less may be necessary based on your specific case.
BOTOX® is also great at stopping arm sweat. It decreases underarm moisture by 82% to 87%. Dryness typically lasts between three to 12 months.
Body odor decreases, too. The funky smell from sweaty pits is made by bacteria that thrive in warm, moist places. Eliminate the moisture and the odor goes away as well.
BOTOX® works by temporarily blocking the chemicals that signal it's time for your glands to produce sweat. It doesn't affect touch or sensation in the underarm area.
You should see an improvement in sweating in about three to four days. The full, moisture-busting effects happen at around two weeks. Sweat is necessary to cool your body. So if you get BOTOX® injections to stop underarm sweat, does it prevent your body from cooling down? No - because each area of your body that sweats has only a fraction of your total sweat glands. Your underarms contain 2% of them. Reducing sweating in a few small areas won't affect your body's ability to cool down.
Another concern people have is that sweating less in one part of your body will increase sweat in other parts. But that doesn't happen, either.
BOTOX® has been FDA-approved for people who sweat excessively from their armpits. It may also be used "off-label" to reduce sweating in other areas, such as the hands, feet, and face. An "off-label" treatment, This means that a doctor can prescribe it, but insurance companies might not pay for it.
BOTOX® is typically recommended as a complementary treatment to other TMJ therapies, like night guards or physical therapy. But there may be cases where a BOTOX® treatment is all that's needed to get those muscles to relax.
Once you get those muscles around your TMJ to unclench, you're going to notice some other changes too.
For chronic migraines, which means headache on 15 or more days a month. The more frequent the headaches, the better the patient does with BOTOX®. BOTOX® is injected around pain fibers that are involved in headaches. Botox enters the nerve endings around where it is injected and blocks the release of chemicals involved in pain transmission. This prevents activation of pain networks in the brain. BOTOX® prevents migraine headaches before they start, but takes time to work. It can take up to six months to see the maximum benefit from BOTOX®
BOTOX® has been used at the recommended dose to treat chronic migraine, severe underarm sweating, blepharospasm, or strabismus, or when BOTOX® Cosmetic has been used at the recommended dose to treat frown lines, crow's feet lines, and/or forehead lines. Patients must avoid alcohol, aspirin, plavix or blood thinners prior to the procedure. The effects of BOTOX® and/or BOTOX® Cosmetic during pregnancy or nursing have not been studied and so we advise patients in these conditions to avoid this treatment.
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