Believe it or not, Botox can be used to treat wrinkles, fine lines and even underarm sweating called hyperhidrosis. If you are thinking about getting Botox for the first time and don’t know what to expect, Nurse Paula gives you the information you need to understand how neuromodulators work, where they are used, how long they last, who should be injecting them, what a procedure is like, and what you can expect in results.
Hey everyone thanks for joining me this week on It’s a Young Thing. I’m Nurse Paula Young and today we’re going to talk about Botox. A a lot of people, when they come in for complimentary consultations on Botox, they’re really scared of it or think of botulinum toxin, are they’re going to get botulism. The truth is there’s such a small concentration of this drug that’s in the product you really can’t do as much harm as you think it’s going to do. Plus you have to realize that when you get Botox injections, any neuromodulator, because pretty much they’re all made out of the same type of product, it stays local where it’s injected. It’s not going all over your body, so it’s not going to cause respiratory distress and it’s not being injected into your vein. And Botox is so effective it’s used not only for wrinkles on your face, it’s also used for TMJ in the jaw. It’s also used as an indication for hyperhidrosis which is severe underarm sweating. Would you believe, honestly, down at the red carpet ceremony that you see in California, or the red carpet at the Oscars, a lot of these stars do get Botox injections in their underarms so they don’t sweat all over the designer dresses.
That’s a really effective treatment for severe underarm sweating. But, like all Botox injections, it has to be repeated if you want to keep the results up. So you know there’s a big difference between them. Let’s call them neuromodulators because there’s more than just Botox or Xeomin and there’s also Dysport and their units vary between these products like so many units of Botox is not the same as so many units of Dysport. They’re different, the units are different, but they act the same way and they do the same action to the muscles. If you don’t think you’re doing well on one product there’s always other products you can ask your provider to try to see if you might do better on a different one. So we talked about in a previous podcast dynamic lines versus static lines and I have to bring that back up again because this is where the neuromodulators work best. You’re making these faces over and over again if you’re a constant frowner or constant smiler. Eventually you’re going to get a line from using those muscles so much. So if you can use the neuromodulators to relax those muscles so that you’re still making your expression, but not making it so exaggerated to the point where it’s causing creases in your skin which are static lines, then that is what these products are made for. Smiling, frowning, squinting, smoking.
The terms that you’re going to hear when you go into a provider is, you’re going to hear crow’s feet, you’re going to hear glabellar. Glabellar is the area between your eyes.