Both in America and Asia, having a Botox® treatment is just as common as getting a haircut. And even in European countries more and more people discover the benefits of Botox® . But what is Botox®? And what should you know before deciding to have the treatment? And what exactly happens during your very first treatment session?
What is Botox® really?
Botox® or botulin toxin relaxes (groups of) muscles of the face. This helps smooth away facial wrinkles and lines. They may even vanish completely. Botox® is especially effective when used to treat frown lines, worry lines and crow’s feet. But at Injectable Klinieken we also use Botox® successfully to treat excessive sweating, mainly of the armpits. A Botox® treatment reduces excessive sweating.
A Botox® treatment; an excellent precaution
More and more relatively young people decide to have precautionary Botox® treatments. And for good reasons. For if you decide to help the muscles that may later cause your skin to fold and wrinkle relax this will delay their appearance.
By Dr. David Mosmuller
Description of hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating
Perspiring is a normal bodily function that helps regulate the body temperature. People usually perspire when temperature runs high, during or directly after physical labour or as a reaction to emotions like nervousness, anger, shame or fear. Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating that can occur as a reaction to normal triggers and may even occur spontaneously.
The abnormal amount of sweat and the typical smell can turn everyday activities into embarrassing actions and can influence your social life in a very negative way. 1 in approximately 100 people suffers from hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating.
The causes of excessive sweating
Excessive sweating can either affect the whole body or one or more specific areas, especially the armpits, the face, the palms of your hands or the soles of your feet. Once the causes are treated well the excessive perspiring will end soon after.
We all age and we know this to be one of the facts of life. And as we age our skin loses its natural collagen and elastin. This causes your facial features to slacken. A general loss of volume and elasticity lets the skin fold. As a consequence of these losses wrinkles and lines begin to appear. Under the growing influence of gravity your beautiful V-shaped face will slowly turn into a sad, A-shaped face. But fortunately we can offer a wide range of products and treatments that help to delay this process.
Non-surgical mini facelift
The non-surgical facelift, better known as liquid facelift is a technique involving injectables and dermal fillers (such as Juvederm® , Radiesse™ and Restylane®) that volumize and refresh your skin in the places that most need it and make you look years younger. Without the risks and side effects of surgery a liquid facelift offers you:
– a subtle and natural looking lift of your facial features
– subtle smoothing of lines and wrinkles
– restoration of your natural facial contours
– a younger-looking, refreshed and V-shaped face
And all this without any surgery.