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What creates a wrinkle?

btxMany wrinkles are actually creases that have been worn into the skin by making the same expression thousands of times. These “expression lines”, often called frown lines or crow’s feet, are due to the contraction of a muscle under the skin in that area. We have known for years that surgically cutting that muscle will improve that wrinkle.

How is Botox Used?

A few drops of Botox are injected with a tiny needle into the muscle that creates a wrinkle. When Botox is injected into a muscle, it blocks the nerve impulse from reaching that area, and as a result, the muscle weakens. As the muscle weakens, the skin overlying the muscle relaxes and the wrinkles gradually soften and often disappear.

Is the Injection Painful?

When Botox is injected there is an initial minor sting for a few seconds. When the injection is complete, there is usually no discomfort.

Where can Botox be injected?

The most common areas for the use of Botox® are the frown lines between the eyebrows, the horizontal forehead lines, and the crow’s feet. On occasion, other areas may be treated as well.

Axillary Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating from the armpits.

Sweating is normal in human beings. It is essential for temperature control as evaporation of water from the skin removes heat from the body. Most normal or heavy sweating can be controlled with shop-bought antiperspirants or aluminium chloride. But when the amount of sweating is excessive and cannot be so controlled, it is termed Hyperhidrosis.

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