Botox/ Botulinum Toxin Treatment (BT)

Botox/ Botulinum Toxin Treatment (BT)

Botox/ Botulinum Toxin Treatment (BT)

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Botox injections are primarily known for their ability to minimize/reduce facial wrinkles and are one of the major treatments offered in cosmetic dermatology. Furthermore, it is used to treat muscle spasticity, excessive sweating, migraine, as well as other muscle disorders.

What is Botox?

A well-known treatment in the aesthetic world, botox aka botulinum toxin are purified proteins that are injected into the skin via tiny needles to temporarily relax the muscles of the face to reduce the dynamic lines like the forehead lines, frown lines, and the crow’s feet lines around the eyes. Botox does not freeze our face or facial expressions as many falsely believe. The injections are very well tolerated and can be done after using numbing creams. The areas mostly treated for the aesthetic outcome are:

Glabellar frown lines or the 11 lines, treated with botox
  1. Glabellar frown lines, located between the eyes
  2. Crow’s feet (lateral areas of the eyes)
  3. Forehead wrinkles
  4. Neck bands aka Nefertiti lift
  5. Pebbly chin and retracted chin
  6. Depressed angle of mouth
  7. Jawline slimming for V shape with masseter botox

The procedure takes about 15-20 minutes and the results last 3-6 months. With repeated treatments, the result may tend to last longer. In patients taking BT treatment for hyperhidrosis/ excess sweating over palms and soles, there may be a transient weakness of muscles for around two weeks on average.

Smoothening of forehead lines (before and after botox)

What do we offer?

Mesobotox/Botox Facial

This procedure involves injecting Botox in a more dilute form into the skin of the face to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. The net effect is an improved sheen of the face with smooth skin and smaller pore size and an everlasting glow on the face!

In addition to this, we offer all the aesthetic treatments mentioned in the previous section.

Botox for Sweaty palms and Underarms

Tackle hyperhidrosis/excess sweating with our botulinum toxin treatment.

How does Botox act against sweat??

Well, it acts by blocking chemical signals sent from the nerves that control sweating. Sweating stops because the sweat glands are unable to receive the signal from the nerves. This procedure is done by giving tiny injections into the affected area after applying a numbing cream. This is an FDA-approved indication for underarm hyperhidrosis with results lasting 6 – 9 months.

Hyperhidrosis is a common disorder where sweating exceeds the normal amount required to maintain consistent body temperature and occurs regardless of environmental surroundings. The most common locations are the armpits, palms, and soles.  Hyperhidrosis has a significant psychological and emotional impact on the sufferer. This can make simple daily activities challenging (e.g. paper gets wet while writing, shaking hands is embarrassing) It can impact relationships, career choices, mental well-being, and self-image. But no need to be worried about any of that; Botox is here! 

Erasing crow’s feet ( before and after botox)

Does Botox Injections Hurt?

With local anesthetic, a Botox procedure is often painless. Even without a numbing agent, pain is minimal. It is very quickly done by the experts and injections happen within a split of a second.

What are the Risks Involved?

When small amounts of purified BT-A are injected into a muscle, it causes weakness or paralysis of that muscle. This appears in 2-10 days and usually lasts 3-6 months, but can be shorter or longer.

In very rare cases, the injection does not work as satisfactorily or for as long as expected. The treated are advised to stay in the erect posture so that the treatment area does not get manipulated. In addition, these patients are expected to avoid any strenuous exercises in the 4 hours post-injection period.

The other symptoms include:

  1. Post treatment discomfort, swelling, and redness
  2. Double vision
  3. A weakened tear duct
  4. Allergic reactions
  5. Minor temporary drop of the eyelid(s)
  6. Occasional numbness of the forehead lasting up to 2-3 weeks
  7. Transient headaches
  8. Flu-like symptoms may occur

People who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a  neurological disorders like myasthenia gravis shouldn’t use Botox.

Why Almeka?

Almeka being one of the leading skin care centers that offer proficient and optimized treatment facilities, and services promise you the healthy skin that you deserve. Our expert dermatologists will provide you with everything that you require to undergo the procedure. We will educate and inform you with every detail of the procedure which will provide you with an ample idea regarding what is about to happen.

All you need to embrace the young vibrant you are an appointment away!