Discovered in the 1950’s, Botox® has been used therapeutically for years to treat a variety of medical conditions.
Botox® (Botulinum Toxin Type A) is a substance that temporarily blocks the signal from nerves to muscles. Medically, Botox® may be used to block the signal from nerves to sweat glands in patients with excessive sweating of the hands or underarms. Cosmetically, is a safe, effective way to soften lines and wrinkles in the face.
No anesthesia is required for Botox® treatments. The entire procedure takes only a matter of minutes and is performed in our office.
Botox® results usually appear in a matter of a few days and typically last three to five months, although the effect varies between patients. When used for excessive sweating, effects range from 2 to 12 months, depending, in part, on the locations treated.
When used for excessive sweating (called hyperhidrosis), it is occasionally partially covered by many insurance plans. Prior authorization before the procedure is usually required to ensure it is a covered procedure. Further details will be provided at your consultation.
For more information, check out our Botox® treatment visualizer tool or call our office at (972) 704-2400.