BOTOX® Cosmetic is a simple, non surgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people from 18 to 65 years of age. It is the only treatment of its type approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). One 10-minute treatment—a few tiny injections—and within days there’s a noticeable improvement in moderate to severe frown lines between the brows, which can last up to 4 months. Results may vary. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those frown lines between the brows to form over time.

Patients also are finding tremendous refief from migraine headaches using BOTOX® Cosmetic.  Cary Med Spa & Wellness’ Certified Botox Injectors help our patients get rid of their migraines altogether.  They treat patients who have TMJ, temporomandibular joint.  By injecting a very small amount of BOTOX® Cosmetic into the jaw muscles, patients are experiencing less pain, discomfort and headaches typically associated with TMJ. Click here for important safety and presciribing information for BOTOX® Cosmetic.

Botox for Sweating

Excessive sweating a condition known as “hyperhidrosis” can cause embarrassment and anxiety. Those who have this condition often experience excessive sweating in the hands (palmar hyperhidrosis), axilla (underarms), and/or feet (plantar hyperhidrosis). Botox is an FDA approved treatment, for reducing such sweating, ultimately improving one’s quality of life.

So how does Botox reduce hyperhidrosis? Botox the brand name for a Botulinum toxin, works by reducing the release of acetylcholine. Without the stimulation from acetylcholine, the messenger, which typically signals to the nerve to produce sweat, sweating is reduced.

Treatment takes place in office by a physician or nurse injector. The appointment takes less than thirty minutes and requires no down time. Injections will be placed around the site of sweating at about a 1 to 2 cm depth. Based on patient preference, injections can be done with or without local anesthetic options. It is recommended that shaving is stopped three days prior to the appointment and that patients refrain from taking aspirin containing products to reduce swelling.

Results will begin to be noticed 2 to 4 days post injections, with full results being realized after about 2 weeks. It is recommended that a follow up appointment be made with the provider 2 weeks post injections for any needed touch ups to be made. Results typically last from 4 to 12 months, but vary from patient to patient.

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