What is a BOTOX treatment and why is it done?
BOTOX is a surgical injection of botulinum toxin, given to
- temporarily reduce or eliminate frown lines, forehead creases, crows feet near the eyes and thick bands in the neck
- to relieve migraine headaches, excessive sweating, and muscle spasms in the neck and eyes
by blocking the nerve impulses and temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles while giving the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance.
How is a BOTOX treatment done?
- The patient is seated upright after which the injection is targeted into the muscle to be treated
- The patient receives an average of three injections per muscle and is asked to gently press a gauze pad against the injection site and/or hold to it for a few minutes.
- The process is repeated depending upon the number of sites to be treated.
How is a BOTOX treatment done to treat hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating? BOTOX® is directly injected into the skin in the area that is sweating excessively.