With the long evenings and warm sunny weekends, there is plenty to look forward to in the summer months. For many people, the summer social calendar fills up fast with weddings, parties, vacations and special events.
It makes sense that in the summer months, as the layers come off and you enjoy the outdoors more often, you want to ensure that you look your best. It is common for a lot of people to ensure that their diet and exercise routines are maintained, or even stepped up in preparation for the summer, but it can be a little harder to keep yourself looking wrinkle free, as the passage of time affects everyone.
If you know you have a social engagement on the horizon where you will end up meeting long lost relatives or old friends, and you want to look your best for the event, to ensure that compliments on your appearance will be flowing freely, then one common option that many people consider is Botox.
Botox® is a great process for treating winkles and frown lines, on the face and neck. In small, targeted doses, Botox can be used to help smooth out lines and wrinkles. One of the great things about Botox is that it is relatively fast working, which means that you could see some improvements to your skin within ten days, which means that you can schedule a Botox treatment a couple of weeks prior to a special event.
Botox is a temporary solution though, and the effects from the treatment will wear off after around three to five months. At this point the patient can choose to repeat the treatment if they wish. It should also be noted that Botox is not suitable for absolutely everyone, and to get the best results for a particular event such as a wedding, it may be worth timing it slightly in advance. In all cases, it is worth discussing options with Dr. Green beforehand.
Botox treatment for excess sweating (Hyperhidrosis)
For many, the summer months and the sunshine are welcomed, unfortunately for some individuals, it’s a time of year that they do not look forward to, because they suffer from excessive sweating, a condition known as hyperhidrosis.
This issue is made worse in the summer months when the temperature rises and if an individual is at an event or party, where you want to look your best, but you are feeling even more self-conscious than normal. This combination of factors can cause more sweat to occur. The good news is there are treatments available that can help reduce this issue and make it more manageable.
Most individuals know that Botox is great at treating wrinkles on the face and neck, but a lesser known medical use for Botox is to treat excessive sweating. Botox has been FDA approved for the treatment of hyperhidrosis, and can be injected into the sweat glands, right into the areas that the patient suffers from excessive sweating.
The way Botox works is that this ‘shuts’ down the sweat glands blocking the release of acetylcholine. Botox can be effective at reducing sweat within three days of the treatment and will last between three and five months before the treatment needs to be repeated. For individuals who suffer from excessive sweating in the summer months, Botox could offer a viable solution to the problem as treatment can be scheduled to cover the core problem months.
If you want to look your best in the summer whether for a special event or just in general, and are thinking about Botox, Board Certified Dermatologist Dr. Green can discuss the best options with you. To book an appointment, please contact our NYC based office or call 212 535 3088