Botox® is a naturally derived product that is used to reduce the appearance of some unwanted facial expression lines. In addition, Botox® is used to reduce excessive perspiration of the armpits, hands and feet.
What is Botox®?
Botox® is naturally derived purified botulinum toxin that is FDA approved to reduce facial expression lines as well as to minimize perspiration. It has been used for medical purposes for more than 2 decades. Botox® is capable of preventing the unwanted facial expression lines that eventually develop into permanent wrinkles and furrows. Sometimes, even wrinkles and furrows at rest, seem to improve or disappear after treatment with Botox®.
What is the cause of Facial Expression Lines and Wrinkle Lines?
Facial Expression Lines develop from the movement of the underlying muscles on the overlying skin. Although these lines help us to convey to others a range of emotional states, some facial expression lines always seem to connote fatigue or anger, even if those appearances do not represent how we are feeling. This is especially true of lines of the forehead and between the eyebrows. Other lines, such as crow’s feet, may make us appear older than our chronological age. By the time we are in our 3rd or 4th decade and sometimes younger, permanent creases and furrows, known as Wrinkle Lines, develop in the skin along these Facial Expression Lines.
What is the cause of excessive perspiration of the armpits, hands or feet?
Normal perspiration is the result of the normal stimulation of sweat glands by nerves that regulate perspiration. Excessive perspiration results from the over-stimulation of the sweat glands by these nerves. Botox® very effectively halts these over-stimulated nerves from signaling the sweat glands to perspire.
How does Botox® work?
When the facial expression lines are targeted, Botox ® reduces the activity of the nerves that control the facial expression muscles. For the treatment of excessive perspiration of the armpits, hands and feet, Botox ® reduces the activity of the nerves that stimulate these sweat glands.
What kind of facial lines does Botox® remove?
Prominent facial expression lines, especially horizontal lines on the forehead, vertical lines between the eyebrows, and crow’s feet are most dramatically and safely improved with treatment.