What is botox/ botulinium toxin?
Botulinium toxin is an injection that relaxes your muscles. It comes under different brand names like Botox, Dysport, Xeomin etc..
How does it work?
Botox blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles so that the injected muscles cannot contract. That makes wrinkles relax and soften.
What can you expect from the treatment?
During the procedure
Botox injections are usually performed in a doctor's office. Your doctor uses a thin needle to inject tiny amounts of botulinum toxin into your skin or muscles. The number of injections needed depends on many factors, including the extent of the area being treated.
After the procedure
Do not rub or massage the treated areas for 24 hours. This may help prevent the toxin from spreading to a different area. You can return to your normal activities right after the procedure.
Botox injections usually begin working one to three days after treatment. Depending on the problem being treated, the effect may last three months or longer. To maintain the effect, you'll need regular follow-up injections.
What does it treat?
Hyperhidrosis ( excessive sweating)