You don't have to live with the visible signs of aging such as frown lines, brow furrows and crow's feet. Botox injections have been used safely for years by dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons to erase years from people's appearance.
The Facts on Botox Injections
“Botox is known as a neuromodulator. This is a type of drug that is derived from the botulinum toxin, but purified, and used in very small amounts to affect specific changes to muscle action,” says Dr. Jason Rivers, a dermatologist and HealthChoicesFirst.com partner. “So, Botox is very effective for the reduction of dynamic lines, especially in the upper face. These are lines that tend to move when you smile.”
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Botox works by blocking nerve signals to the muscles, which prevents them from contracting. As a result, wrinkles relax and the face looks much softer and smoother. Botox injections are not a permanent solution for wrinkles – results will last about four to six months, and you'll have to return to your cosmetic surgeon's office for regular injections. This is good news if you aren't completely satisfied with the results – they won't last a lifetime!
Botox Injections for Sweating
Besides it's use by cosmetic surgeons to treat wrinkles, Botox injections are also useful to reduce sweating. People who suffer from hyperhidrosis can get Botox injections to relieve sweating of the underarms, hands, feet or other areas of the body.
“Botox has an effect on the sweat glands. By blocking the nerve transmission from the nerves in the sweat glands, it can inhibit sweat production,” says Dr. Rivers. “For some people this can be life-altering in a positive way.”
There are other treatments besides Botox injections for hyperhidrosis, including surgical procedures, but they are either not as effective as Botox, or they carry risks. Botox injections are shown to reduce sweating in 80 to 95% of patients in one treatment session (Naumann 2001; Lowe 2003; Naumann 2003).
Who Uses Botox Injections?
Many people are using Botox injections to look younger and to treat excessive sweating. Botox is also used in dentistry. It's a non-invasive treatment with no downtime, and many cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists are experienced in this popular procedure. If you believe that you could benefit from Botox injections, find a qualified medical specialist near you.
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