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WHAT IS BOTOX COSMETIC?

Botox Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate-to-severe crow’s feet and frown lines between the brows in people 18 to 65 years of age for a short period of time (temporary). It can also be used as treatment for hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating.

HOW DOES BOTOX WORK?

Botox Cosmetic is administered by New Hampshire’s premier dermatologists as a simple, nonsurgical treatment that is injected directly into the muscles between the brows. It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles.* This reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe lines to form between the brows.

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IS BOTOX COSMETIC RIGHT FOR ME?

Before getting treatment tell your health professional about all your medical conditions, including if you have:

  • ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease.
  • Myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome.
  • Allergies to any botulinum toxin product.
  • Had any side effect from any botulinum toxin product in the past.
  • A breathing problem, such as asthma or emphysema.
  • Swallowing problems.
  • Bleeding problems.
  • Plans to have surgery.
  • Had surgery on your face.
  • Weakness of your forehead muscles, such as trouble raising your eyebrows.
  • Drooping eyelids.
  • Any other change in the way your face normally looks.
  • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if Botox or Botox Cosmetic can harm your unborn baby.
  • Been breast-feeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if Botox or Botox Cosmetic passes into breast milk.

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins and herbal products. Using Botox or Botox Cosmetic with certain other medicines may cause serious side effects. Do not start any new medicines until you have told your doctor that you have received Botox or Botox Cosmetic in the past.

BEFORE AND AFTER RESULTS

*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.

IS BOTOX FOR SWEATING AN EFFECTIVE TREATMENT?

When clinical strength antiperspirants do not work well enough, ask your dermatologist if Botox for sweating, or hyperhidrosis, is right for you. While commonly known as a treatment for cosmetic purposes, Botox has been approved by the FDA to treat excessive underarm sweating.

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HOW DOES BOTOX TREAT THE SWEAT GLANDS?

In order to produce sweat, a chemical signal is sent to the nerves that meet your sweat glands, effectively turning them on. Botox works by temporarily blocking the chemical signal so that the treated glands cannot produce sweat.* As your body metabolizes the Botox, your sweating will eventually return to normal. (Usually after several months to a year.)

HOW DO I KNOW IF I SUFFER FROM HYPERHIDROSIS?

Many Americans have a medical condition named severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis, better known to you as severe underarm sweating. Severe underarm sweating is a medical condition that involves overactive sweat glands. Sweat is your body’s temperature regulator. In severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis, sweating significantly exceeds the body’s normal requirements for cooling.

As you probably know, people with the condition do a lot to cope:

  • Change clothes frequently
  • Put absorbent materials under clothing
  • Avoid certain fabrics and styles of clothes
  • Seek medical attention and treatment

While people with severe underarm sweating may choose many different antiperspirants, in some instances those products do not work well enough for their sweating. Clothes can be a real issue, because the wrong choice can reveal your severe underarm sweating condition rather than hide it. Your wardrobe can be very limited and you may have to purchase new clothing frequently.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM THE RESULTS?

It can take up to a week for the Botox to start working properly.* Many people may notice results sooner than that, but it is important to have realistic expectations. There is no downtime with Botox injections, although you should avoid strenuous activity for the first couple of hours. Any bruising or soreness should go away within 1-2 days.

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At Dermatology & Skin Health, we offer world-class services done by award-winning doctors who have proven their knowledge and skills in this field. Start your journey towards achieving your best skin by contacting us today.

SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION IN SEACOAST, NH OR NORTH SHORE, MA

The best way to find out if Botox can treat your excessive sweating is to set up a consultation with a dermatologist. If you live in the seacoast region of New Hampshire or the North Shore of Massachusetts, schedule a consultation at Dermatology & Skin Health. We can assess your symptoms and determine the best treatment option for you. To get started, request an appointment online. You can also reach our Dover or Newington locations by calling (603) 742-5556 (Dover & Newington), (978) 525-0100 (Peabody), (603) 965-3551 (Londonderry), (603) 742-5556 (Bedford).

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