Botox treatments for Hyperhidrosis and Wrinkles…

What is Botox? Botox is a drug prepared from botulin which is injected into the skin. It is used medically to treat certain muscular conditions and cosmetically to remove wrinkles. Botox has been used cosmetically for more than 10 years and it has also been used to treat certain medical conditions in the UK for over 20 years for the treatment of muscle spasms and hyperhidrosis. Treatment for Wrinkles Are you tired of looking tired? We all know that as we get older, our skin starts to age and lose its youthful elasticity. Lines and wrinkles start to appear and we can start to look a bit worn-out. Here at Weston Cosmetic Clinic we can help you put a hold on the inevitable ageing process with our Botox treatments. Wrinkles result from a combination of many factors – not just cellular changes, collagen depletion, or damage caused by free radicals. When you smile, frown or concentrate the muscles in your face contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold which creates lines and wrinkles. Botox works beneath the skin’s surface and targets the underlying muscle activity that causes frown lines and crow’s feet to form over time. When Botox is injected is temporarily reduces the activity of those muscles resulting in a reduction in the appearance of those lines. Botox normally takes an average of 2 to 3 days to start working, although it may take a little longer for the full effects to be seen. The speed of action will depend on the strength of your facial muscles and your individual response to the injection and it can reduce the severity of lines for up to 4 months. Botox can cause side effects, although very rare. Side effects include swelling or bruising at the injection site, headache or flu-like symptoms. Any reactions are generally minimal, temporary, and typically relate to the injection itself. We understand some patients have a specific preference to the toxin treated with, this can be discussed in consultation, and we are always happy to meet your requirements. The clinic prides its self of client satisfaction. Prices start from £160 – (Additional areas at a reduced cost). What is Hyperhidrosis? Hyperhidrosis is a common condition in which a person sweats excessively. The sweating may affect the whole of your body, or it may only affect certain areas. Commonly affected areas include the:
  • armpits
  • palms of hands and soles feet
  • face and chest
  • groin
The sweating doesn’t typically cause a serious threat to your health, but it can be embarrassing and distressing. It can also have a negative impact on your quality of life and may lead to feelings of depression and anxiety. It’s estimated that approximately 840,000 people in the United Kingdom are affected by Hyperhidrosis. It usually begins to affect people from childhood or adolescence and twenties but it continues to affect individuals in their middle years. If you think you may be suffering from excessive sweating, there are certain lifestyle changes that can help. Such as using deodorants, avoiding trigger factors and staying relaxed. If lifestyle changes are not effective enough, we at Weston Cosmetic Clinic offer Botox treatments for hyperhidrosis. How does Botox treat Hyperhidrosis? Sweat glands are actually in the skin, not underneath it. When Botox is injected, the toxin blocks the chemical messenger sent to your sympathetic nerves and so it does not reach the sweat glands. Without the chemical message, the glands cannot turn on the sweating. Botox permanently blocks the nerve endings and so sweat cannot be produced. The effect of the injections usually lasts for several months to a year, after which time the treatment can be repeated if necessary. To find out more book in for a consultation with one of our nurse practitioners.

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