A Substitute for Invasive Procedures: Botox Cream

Different methods have been conjured up in order to keep the population looking as young and as healthy as possible.  This is where Botox comes in to combat the surge in cosmetic surgery prices, but for those that might not fancy having regular injections to keep their skin wrinkle free there is always the option of Botox cream. This is a new way to improve one’s skin in a non-surgical procedure. Botox in a bottle is a new way for aging women with problems in skin to revitalize their damaged cells.

This is an excellent substitute, and the fact that it is less painful has been a selling point for many users of Botox. This particular product is applied on the surface of the skin, and just like the injected version it prevents the muscles from moving thereby reducing the formation of wrinkles.

However, this is not the only kind of Botox cream that is available in the market, because there are those that promote collagen production, which is just as effective in combating wrinkles. When vast amounts of collagen are produced by the body the skin is able to retain its elasticity with ease, as is the case with children and young adults.

Yet another alternative that is available to the individual is the peel off, an excellent option to cosmetic surgery, as it allows the upper damaged layer to be peeled off resulting in radiant glowing skin. All these creams can be used as the proverbial fountain of youth, but even better there are those that combine all these positive elements into one cream. This means that with one Botox cream the individual is able to get rid of wrinkles while rejuvenating the skin, and reversing the aging process.

As expected the use of Botox creams comes with numerous advantages, one of which is less pain when compared to the injectable version. Secondly, these creams cost much less when compared to regular cosmetic surgery prices, and are simpler to apply. However, before the age reversing processes can begin the right cream should be purchased depending on the age of the user. This is important, because for some people the agenda is to simply boost collagen production while for others the aim of using the cream is to peel the surface layer off; then boost the production of collagen in the body.

In conclusion, regardless of the cream one settles for the one thing that remains consistent is that the aging process will indeed be reversed.

Excessive Underarm Sweating

Sweating is essential functions of the body that help maintain body temperature and is perfectly normal. Most people tend to sweat during summer, exercise, or when they are nervous. However, when excessive sweating occurs without any triggering factors, that’s abnormal and it is called hyperhidrosis. Common site of excessive sweating may be underarms, palm and soles. In this article we’ll discuss the management of excessive underarm sweating.

Excessive underarm sweating, also called as axillary hyperhidrosis, may lead to social embarrassment for many people. It stains your clothes and you may have serious consequences both physical and emotional. While there are several anti-perspirants available in the market, these products may not help you. But you don’t worry anymore; recent advance in dermatology has opened the door for many safe and effective treatments that can control your excessive underarms sweating. Here we’ll discuss few of those.

Antiperspirants
Strong prescription anti-perspirant products containing 10-15% or more strong aluminum chloride hexahydrate are the initial treatment for excessive underarms sweating. Over the counter anti-perspirants may not usually help in this case, but still worth a try. Deodorants do not prevent excessive sweating but will help reduce the odor.

Oral medications
Oral anticholinergics medications will help prevent the stimulation of sweat glands. However these drugs have some side effects like dizziness, dry mouth and urinary problems. Talk to your doctor before starting these drugs. If your sweating is due to stress, benzodiazepines or beta-blockers may help.

Iontophoresis
This procedure was previously used widely for the treatment of hand and feet sweating, currently it has also been used to treat underarm sweating. It uses electricity to block the sweat glands and reduce the stimulation of sweat glands. Several treatment sessions are required to get a desired result. Side effects may be blistering and cracking at the site.

Botox
Botulinum toxin or commonly known as botox have gained wide reputation for the treatment of various neuro-muscular disorders. It is now approved for the treatment of excessive underarms sweating. Intradermal injection of botox into the underarms temporarily blocks the nerves that stimulate sweating thus providing long term relief from excessive sweating. As this is not a permanent solution and may only lasts for 6 months to a year, repetitive treatment intervals are required. Common side effects may include pain at the injection site and flu-like symptoms. Talk to your doctor about your medical history if you have any before undergoing this procedure.

Surgical Treatment
If you are looking for permanent treatment you may consider a surgery. Surgery may involve sweat glands resection where sweat glands that stimulate excessive sweating are removed and endoscopic sympathectomy where the sympathetic nerves that communicate with sweat glands are destroyed. During endoscopic sympathectomy, the second, third and fourth ganglia that communicate with sweat glands are destroyed.

Percutaneous techniques like radiofrequency ablation and thermo-coagulation have also been used to disrupt the communication of sympathetic nerve supply to sweat glands. Though it might be a permanent treatment for your excessive underarms sweating, this may have some serious adverse consequences. Talk to your doctor before planning to go for surgical treatment.

How Safe And Effective Is Botox

Botox is a purified form of botulinum toxin produced by bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. In human excess of botulinum toxin causes severe life threatning poisoining called botulism,where severe neuro-muscular paralysis occurs resulting in respiratory paralysis and finally death.

Whereas Botox as a cosmetic which contains toxin in a form diluted to a millionth of its strength that help reduce the activity of muscle that cause wrinkle by paralysing the muscle. It is the most talked and beloved drug among the celebrities and has already gained the title” Asprin of 21 century” where widely being use in different medical conditions besides wrinkle.

Botox treatment is a quick procedure that takes just 10 minutes depending on the locations and no recovery time is needed,which means you can get back to your normal activites immediately after procedure. But its not a long term or permanent and the effect may vary from person to person or the injection site which lasts for about 4-6 months. So atleast 2-3 session per year might be necessary.

But when it comes to the safety of botulinum toxin, there has been many controversies about the side effects and long term effects of botox cosmetic.

Last year (February 2008) FDA announce about the safety of some botulinum toxin treatments due to the fact that there had been some serious complications when children treated with botulinum toxin for cerebral palsy associated with limb spasticity.Those treatments were done using high dose of botulimum toxin. When lower dose are used, so far there are no any death or any serious complications. So the safety of Botox Cosmetic depends on the lower dose.

All medicine have certain side effects so there might be minor or no side effects but if drowsiness,dry eyes,Droopy eyelids,dry mouth, anxiety, facial pain, flu like symptoms, headache, nausea, redness, swelling or tenderness at the injection site,weakness of the muscles at or near the injection site occurs immediately consult your doctor.

As botox Cosmetic has gained huge popularity among the peoples, it has inspired health and beauty personal or even locals to offer a botox shot for easy money.There has been several complications reported of Botox Cosmetic in the media which is mainly due to unlicensed or unethical provider and personals claiming themself to be a qualified health professionals. So every patients are advised to discuss your issues with a licensed qualified doctor who know every anatomy of injection site and preventing further complications. If given a BOTOX Cosmetic in a appropriate formulation for specific sites, it’s very safe.

Anti Wrinkle Secrets Of Botox

Botox is a purified form of Botulinum toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum which causes severe form of poisoining called Botulism. Botulism causes neuro-muscular paralysis and finally causing respiratory paralysis and death.

Same Pathophysiology acts when used in small amount on muscle that causes muscle paralysis. When your muscle tightens it causes wrinkles. When Botox ( a purified toxin ) is injected through the skin into the muscle, it paralyse the muscle which  stops the muscle from tightening. When the muscle can’t tighten, the wrinkle doesn’t showup.

Botox treatment procedure is nonsurgical it only takes about 10 minutes and no recovery time is needed. You can get back to your normal activites after Botox treatment. Botox injection normally works for about four months but duration and effect might vary from person to person. After 4 months your muscle returns to normal and you will see the wrinkle again . So after 4 months or so you have to inject again to remove the wrinkle. You may need 3-4 treatments per year.

Remember Botox  is a drug, not a cosmetic . There are many side effects if not used properly by a specialist. Some common early side effects might be droopy eyelids, which can last for a few weeks, headache and flu like symptoms and sometime stomach upsets. The major and life threatening side effect is botulism which is rare if used properly. So make sure your doctor is well trained.

Botox can remove your wrinkles lines and make you look younger if used properly. Be sure to consult your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant  soon or if you are breast feeding. Talk to your doctor about your current antibiotics use and  if you have any problems with nerves or muscles.

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