Botulinum Toxin A (Botox)

Botulinum Toxin A (Botox)

About

Botulinum Toxin A, more commonly known as Botox, was first approved in 1989 for therapeutic use in blepharospasm (abnormal contraction or twitch of the eyelid) and strabismus (crossed eyes). Using a very fine needle, Botox is injected in small doses on the muscles. Botox can also be used to reduce perspiration at the injected area by inhibiting the release of the neurotransmitter responsible for stimulating the sweat glands. This treatment is suitable for people with excessive sweating on the palms and underarms.

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How it works

Injectable smoothers such as Botox, Dysport or Xeomin are made from Botulinum Toxin A. They are highly purified proteins that work by blocking the nerve cells that cause muscle contraction, resulting in smoothening of lines. Botox can also inhibit the activity of sweat glands, which can help treat hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).

Treatment Areas

  • Calf muscles- It decreases the size of the lower leg without reducing its performance
  • Underarms
  • Palms
  • Other facial areas

Patient Expectations

Numbing cream will be applied for a comfortable treatment process with minimal pain due to the use of very fine needles in our clinic. The onset of improvement usually starts within 2-3 days after the injection and typical duration effect will last from 4-6 months.

*Treatment is conducted by a certified doctor.

Important note:
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