Botox is actually the Botulinum toxin. Not only does its actual taxonomy name sound dangerous, it is known as one of the world’s most dangerous toxins; when it is utilized in extremely large doses. By no means should you be alarmed, if you have received any procedures with this substance. The amount that is used in the medical field is so minute that it is very safe and has been approved by the FDA for use in many cosmetic and regular medical treatments in the United States.
Did you know that it could be used for other problems areas on the body? In addition to it being used to fill in the gaps underneath the skin to create smoothness, it can also be used as a treatment for people who experience an excessive amount of perspiration. In other words, if you are someone who suffers from excessive sweating and you have tried every deodorant that has been made without any success. Instead of having an invasive surgery, you could just get some Botox injections in your armpits. Sounds painful, but it really isn’t.
Now you may be wondering just how does this neurotoxin stop a person from sweating too much? Surprisingly, the answer is that it pretty much works in the same manner that it does when you get injections in your face. Botox temporarily paralyzes the sweat glands and prevents them from producing any sweat. Now, this procedure is not permanent. Just like with facial injections, you still have to come in to the doctor’s office every so often to receive a treatment. The results last for a few weeks to a few months. How long the effects last in your case all depends on your body. Since everyone’s body is different, there are different rates of degradation of Botox.
One of the most exciting benefits of this neurotoxin is that it is not permanent. Unlike many other forms of cosmetic surgery and treatments, many of them require an actual operation to change and mold your appearance. Once that surgery is done, the results are usually irreversible and permanent. With Botox, you can try it out and see if you like it. The recovery time after a treatment is virtually non-existent. Many people have to schedule their procedures on their lunch break so they can come and get treated within 15 minutes and head to lunch before heading back to work.
Before you rush out and go get your neurotoxin treatment, it is very important that you consult with a cosmetic surgeon first. Although it has been deemed safe by the FDA and countless institutions, there are risks associated with it just like anything else. Schedule a consult first and the staff will go over everything to make sure that this is the right form of treatment for you.