Botox is the commercial name for the therapeutic form of botulinum toxin. This toxin takes effect by producing a temporary paralysis in the red muscles. It was first started to be used in the treatment of neurological diseases in 1960 and later on, it was used in the treatment of muscular diseases of the eye and other compression diseases. While being used for the eye muscles, it was observed that it reduced the wrinkles around the eyes as well, and its use has been included in the fields of plastic surgery.
This method which has been used quite often since then has nowadays become the most popular method in correcting forehead wrinkles, periocular wrinkles and neck wrinkles.
The procedure is performed under polyclinic conditions with the help of an analgesic cream. The needed areas are determined by mimic movements of the face and it is injected into the muscle via fine needles by a physician. Immediately after the procedure it is possible to return to daily life. The effect shows up a few days later and lasts for 4-6 months. There is no known significant allergic reaction.
Botox in Excessive Sweating Treatment
Excessive sweating of the armpits, hands and feet causes social distress. Excessive sweating may be anatomical and may sometimes occur due to drug use or systemic conditions such as menopause, obesity, thyroid diseases and stress. Botox applications performed on these areas cease the sweat production by leading to a temporary paralysis of the nerves going to the sweat (sudoriferous) glands. The effect lasts for 6 to 8 months. It can be performed again when the effect begins to diminish. It is a method that comforts the individual in social life considerably.