SPECIALIZED MEDICAL INJECTABLES
Acne, Melasma, Rosacea, Scar Revision and Skin Discoloration Improvement Treatments
Botox for Excessive Sweating and for the treatment of Chronic Migraine Headaches
Throughout our lives our skin is continuously under attack and sustains damages on an ongoing basis. Skin damages can be due to a variety of causes:
Environmental: cold, heat, radiation, sun, chemicals, etc.
Medical: acne, infections, melasma, rosacea, autoimmune diseases, etc.
In majority of cases, these damages will fully naturally repair and the new skin will resemble the old one. However, in some cases the repair is incomplete or imperfect and will result in a variety of aesthetically unacceptable skin changes. Some of these changes include:
Skin discoloration: Lighter (hypo-pigmentation) or darker (hyper-pigmentation)
Skin scarring and deformity
Uneven skin thickness scarring: Shallow (hypo-trophic) or excessive (hyper-trophic)
The most severe and deforming scars can be treated by reconstructive plastic surgery.
Excluding the above, majority of the skin damages and minor to moderate scars can be treated with one or more of the following:
IPL and Laser Therapy: mainly hyper-pigmented skin changes and scars
Bleaching medications: mainly hyper-pigmented skin changes and scars
Dermal Fillers: mainly hypo-trophic and “ice-pick acne” scars
Intra-lesion steroid injections: hyper-trophic scars and possibly keloids
What is Hyperhidrosis?
Excessive sweating, clinically known as hyperhidrosis, can significantly affect a person’s quality of life. It can be embarrassing and socially isolating, and many people find the condition quite upsetting. Depending on individual’s career, it can also affect his/her performance or job.
In most cases, problematic excessive sweating is limited to specific areas of the body. The most common areas affected areas are the scalp, underarms, hands, feet, under the breasts and groin.
Because there are a few potentially serious conditions that can also cause excessive sweating, it is important for the patient to be evaluated by an experienced medical provider for excessive sweating before initiation of treatment. Treatments may result in muscle weakness in the hands. Patients must be assessed for their career and lifestyle needs and determine whether Botox is the best option.
How Does It Work?
Botox injections block the nerve signals responsible for sweating. Although the patient will continue to have normal perspiration, it stops the sweat glands from producing too much sweat. The injections are generally well tolerated by patients, and the treatment is very effective
What to Expect:
The procedure is simple. Numbing cream is applied to the treatment area before the injections. The physician will clean and map the treatment areas.
Injections are performed with a very tiny needle. Traditionally no down-time is expected.
Bruising, swelling, or tenderness is possible after the procedure, but is generally minor.
Patients typically start seeing results in five days, with full results after two weeks.
Results may last up to 5-6 months.