Excessive Sweat Glands / Large Calf Muscles
What is Botox?
Botulinum Toxin A or Botox, as it is more commonly known, was initially approved for therapeutic use in 1989 to treat blepharospasm (abnormal contraction or twitch of the eyelid) and strabismus (crossed eyes). Botox is administered to the muscle in small doses using a very fine needle.
These days, Botox is well-known as a cosmetic procedure that’s used to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and fine lines. At Privé Clinic Singapore, we also perform Botox injections to reduce perspiration as a treatment for hyperhidrosis, a condition that causes excessive sweating.
How Does it Work?
Injectable smoothers like Botox, Dysport or Xeomin are all made from a neurotoxin called Botulinum Toxin A. They are highly purified proteins with the ability to (temporarily) block the nerve cells that cause muscle contraction, essentially paralysing the muscles. As a result, the injected muscles can no longer contract, causing facial wrinkles and lines to relax and soften.
Botox also blocks the release of the neurotransmitter that stimulates the sweat glands, making it an effective hyperhidrosis treatment. By inhibiting the activity of the sweat glands, it can then be used as a treatment for sweaty palms, as well as a treatment for hyperhidrosis of the underarms.
The popularity of Botox is mostly due to its quick and relatively painless procedure. Botox is highly customisable and can be tailored to a patient’s needs, whether it’s for anti-ageing purposes or medical reasons like hyperhidrosis. Additionally, visible results are observed within a few days of the injections.
Botox is a non-surgical treatment, which means that there is little to no downtime. Patients can resume their day-to-day activities after the procedure.
Safety & Side Effects
Botox is injected just below the skin’s surface using very fine needles. Although it is a relatively short and painless procedure, a numbing cream is applied to the treatment area to ensure a comfortable treatment process. There may be some bruising at the injection site, but this subsides after a few hours.
Patients will usually notice improvement within 2-3 days after the treatment. The effects of Botox injections are temporary, and will typically last around 4 to 6 months.
*At Privé Clinic, the treatment is conducted by a certified doctor.
- Calf muscles- It decreases the size of the lower leg without reducing its performance
- Underarms – Hyperhidrosis underarm treatment
- Palms – Treatment for sweaty palms
- Other facial areas
For more information on Botox for calf muscle reduction and as a hyperhidrosis treatment for excessive sweat glands, visit Privé Clinic in Singapore or contact one of our friendly consultants.
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