While most commonly used for antiaging treatments, Botulinum has various other applications. Botulinum Toxin is a natural protein which is produced by the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. Originally it was approved to relax spastic muscles in order to treat dystonia, a neuromuscular disease. It was then discovered that it was also highly effective in the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles and has now become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures worldwide. You can read more on this procedure here.
Throughout the years other application have been discovered, amongst which reducing excessive perspiration or hyperhidrosis. Everybody transpires, but in some cases this goes to such an extent where it can cause social discomfort. It can severely lower your self-esteem when you have to change your shirt a couple of times per day or when you feel self-conscious about unpleasant odors.
While Botulinum blocks the transmission of nerve impulses to the muscles in order to alleviate dynamic wrinkles, it also blocks the nerves that supply the sweat glands. Due to this the glands are prevented from producing sweat. This procedure can be performed on the axilla, or armpits, palms of the hands and soles of the feet. Depending on the extent of the injections, most Botulinum treatments with regards to hyperhidrosis can be performed within 10 to 20 minutes. Afterwards the excessive perspiration will be reduced with 80 to 90%. Results usually last about 6 to 9 months.
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