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Everything you need to know about Botox - MedSkin Clinic

Woman receiving botox injection in clinic

We understand that Botox isn’t for everyone, but we also think that people are often misinformed about the process. Unbeknown to many people, the impacts of Botox are more than just aesthetics. For example, Botox is used by some people to deactivate their sweat glands. Here, we give you the low-down on Botox just in case you’re even the slightest bit curious…

What does Botox do?

Botox is a bacteria-made compound, which may sound dangerous, but is completely safe in small doses. This compound is injected into an area of your body, which then binds to the nerves within your muscle. The effect of this is that when a nerve tries to release a chemical to trigger this muscle, it’s not possible. In which case, you can say goodbye to wrinkles!

Where is it used?

One of the most common places in which Botox is used is the crow’s feet around the eyes. Botox is also commonly used on the horizontal forehead wrinkles and brow furrows. Perhaps most surprisingly, Botox is also injected into the armpit! By injecting Botox into the sweat glands, sweating can be completely stopped for months on end. For those with overactive sweat glands, this can be a life-changing move.

Who should get it?

While the majority of people are able to safely have Botox, it’s recommended that people refrain from starting too young, unless they have an issue that can be fixed with medical treatments. Our aim is to not drastically change the appearance of a person but to leave them looking unaffected by the ageing process.

How long does it last?

Botox injections aren’t permanent, so the treatment does have to be maintained to continue seeing results. It can take up to 10 days to start working and tends to last around four months. After this, your body will regenerate new receptors in your muscles, preventing the Botox from continuing to work.

If you’re interested in Botox, don’t hesitate to contact MedSkin Clinic for guidance.

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