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FINE LINE SOFTENING INJECTIONS

; Botox Treatment for Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)(for-Botox- Medical Information see below)

Fine line softening injections for wrinkle therapy are a safe and effective treatment for frown lines, crow's feet and forehead lines. More recently it has been used cosmetically in the lower face for lines around the mouth (smokers lines), marionette lines and the neck.

Injections to reduce lines and wrinkles usually take effect after 3-5 days. The effect lasts variable lengths of time between 3 to 6 months (average 4 months). Patients who have had several injections often find the effect persists longer.

Allergic reactions to fine line softening injections are thought to be extremely rare. Side effects are uncommon and minimal. There may be a mild stinging sensation as the injection is performed. Mild weakness or paralysis of the eyelid (ptosis) or brow may occur with drooping of the eyelid or brow, lasting usually 2-3 weeks. Use in the lower face may have effects and Skinmedics are able to advise you in this regard.

Side effects are temporary and may not even be noticed by the patient. The incidence of ptosis is approximately 2%. The other side effects include transient headache, numbness or bruising, which are uncommon.

HYPERHIDROSIS

Botox is also used for the treatment of excessive sweating in areas of the underarms and can be a highly effective treatment. this treatment is undertaken by a doctor in the clinic after consultation.

Botox®- Information

Botox ® which is a prescription only medication ,is the only form of Botulinum Toxin with a licence for cosmetic use. Botox ® is a neurotoxin complex formed of Clostridium botulinum type-A. Botox® has a licence for this use in the United States and several other countries .In the United Kingdom Vistabel® is the name of the only type of Botulinum toxin licensed for cosmetic use although Botox is a widely use form of this medicine.Dysport ® is the name of another form of Botulinum toxin.

This was approved by the Medicines and Regulatory Agency UK in 2006 for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar lines (vertical 'frown' lines between the eyebrows) in adult women and men .   Botox® and Vistabel®works by preventing the movement of muscles by inhibiting the release of acetylcholine from sympathetic nerve terminals on a temporary basis which lasts on average 3 to 4 months although this can vary.

As well as cosmetic uses Botox® and Vistabel® can be used for a range of other medical conditions such as cervical dystonia, hemifacial spasm, blepharospasm, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and spasticity following stroke or in some cases of cerebral palsy. It is also being evaluated in a number of other conditions such as migraines amongst others.

Botox® should not be used in patients with certain conditions affecting muscular activity such as Myasthenia Gravis amongst others. It should not be given in pregnant women or those who are breast feeding. Botox® should also not be used in those who are hypersensitive to its components or those who have bleeding disorders. Other conditions may also prevent Botox® from being suitable.

Side effects include headache ,bruising and less commonly eyelid droop (eyelid ptosis) ,diplopia (double vision) and drooping of the brow. Other side effects are also listed.

                        

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