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Injectable Wrinkle Relaxant

Botulinum Toxin Injections(BOTOX)

Injectable diluted muscle relaxant for wrinkles & aging

Botulinum Toxin Injections are a highly effective treatment for wrinkles. They work best especially for dynamic wrinkles, ie wrinkles that are more pronounced with facial movement or expressions. They work by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles. Small, diluted amounts of is directly injected to cause controlled weakening of the muscles. This causes the wrinkles to relax and soften. It is most often used on forehead lines, crow’s feet (lines around the eye) and frown lines.

The procedure takes about 10 minutes. Occasionally topical anaesthesia is applied to the areas that are to be injected to lessen the pain. The injection is with a fine needle at specific points with only minor discomfort. It generally takes three to seven days to take full effect, although in some people the maximum effect is seen only at 2 weeks.

The effects will last four to six months. As muscle action gradually returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to re-appear and wrinkles need to be re-treated. The lines and wrinkles often appear less severe with time because the muscles are being trained to relax.

Excessive sweating

Apart from wrinkles, research has shown that Botulinum Toxin Injections also help decrease excessive sweating. This condition, hyperhidrosis, results in easy & excessive sweating that exceeds the normal amount. Mild anxiety, warm weather and even just thinking about it can trigger off the excessive sweating. Injections are done on the areas that sweat a lot, e.g. palms, underarms, to control the sweating. It works by blocking the nerve signals to the sweat glands. It is a highly effective treatment and lasts about 4 to 6 months. Repeat treatments are required.