HYDERABAD: Get a Botox injected this summer into the sweat glands under your skin to temporarily block chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate sweat glands; medically called Hyperhidrosis, wherein the sweat may emit very bad odour or gives ugly looking sweat marks on the attire.
In the same way few may have excess sweating of palms, which also can be addressed by the ‘Summer Botox’; since it’s painful to inject into hands, it better be done under short anaesthesia to avoid unpleasant feeling.
The results last about seven to eight months it can reduce sweating anywhere from 60-90 percent.
Since it prevents sebaceous over activity it can help in Acne, Rosacea (flushing & excessive sweating of face), Rhinophyma (bumps on tip of nose with bulkiness). For routine acne, there are several alternatives like creams etc but they need to be applied every day.
Botox can be used many places for enhancing beauty, reversing damage and impact of ageing, and a multitude of other reasons that make the body look bad - the most common spots are crow’s feet around the eyes, frown lines between the eyebrows, furrows on forehead, lip angle modulation, gummy smile correction and to soften strap muscles of the neck mastication muscle of cheek and reduces the prominence of jaw line and teeth grinding.
Minimising the force of contraction of forehead muscles in turn reduces incidence and intensity of migraine headaches by blocking trigeminal nerve and trigeminal neuralgia.
Botox typically wears off in three to four months, though it might last a few months longer the first time around.
FDA-approved neurotoxins (like Botox, Dysport and Xeomin) are very diluted, less potent version of pure neurotoxins, which is how they can safely relax muscle they’re injected into, without affecting surrounding muscles. “Even the muscle into which it is directly injected will not fully relax or be paralysed,”
Benefits and Safeguards
Botox injections significantly improved pain levels and overall quality of life for those who suffered from chronicneck spasm and pain, anal spam in Fissure in ano, congenital deformity ofClubfoot, hyper active urinary bladder, hemi facial palsy to attain correction or equality.
Botox is not a filler. Instead, an injection of it relaxes the muscle that’s forming the wrinkle, rather than plumping it up (like fillers do). Treatment is a needle injection and will take anywhere from five to 15 minutes on average depending on how many areas arebeing treated.
To prevent bruising, sometimes hold pressure at the injection sites, along with ice to apply to area for 10 minutes post-treatment. Another tip to minimise bruising - avoid blood thinners, like aspirin, ibuprofen, fish oil supplements, and alcoholic drinks, before your treatment.
Botox prices can vary, but most treatments are priced per 100 IU at about `15,000.
(The writer is an Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon at Sri Medical Aethetics & Cosmetic Surgery, Banjara Hills)