FACE AND NECK
Botox for cosmetic procedures is used on the face and neck to temporarily, paralyze muscles of animation. Therefore lines that appear on the face as we age from the facial expressions we make, disappear within weeks of the procedure. Longstanding creases and wrinkles however will not completely disappear with the use of botox. It needs to be understood that botox is not a filler. The dermal thinning of the skin with long standing wrinkles, creases and folds will require further management by injecting in addition a dermal filler at second stage. It however remains the most commonly practiced non-surgical procedure for facial rejuvenation. It is very safe and contraindications are few. The effects of the procedure will last about 4 months and repeat injections will be required at intervals of 4 to 6 months.
The most commonly treated areas are the horizontal forehead creases, vertical frown lines, crow’s feet at the outer corner of the eyelids, fine lip creases that cause a lip stick bleed, chin crease, dimples and neck bands of aging. Ongoing maintenance treatment is a sure way of removing from your face the aged look resulting from these dynamic creases and lines.
ARMPITS, HANDS AND FEET
Another use of botox is to the stop these anatomic regions from sweating excessively. Hyperhidrosis as it is referred to can be embarrassing and may be a social and functional handicap to you. Botox blocks the neurotransmitters in the sweat glands blocking the production and secretion of sweat. These effects may last about 6 to 9 months, therefore the need for maintenance treatment at these intervals. There are also surgical treatments for this problem of hyperhidrosis if a more permanent solution is sought after.