Although many patients think of Botox as just a treatment for wrinkles, this injectable solution is much more than a cosmetic treatment: it also works to treat overactive bladder (OAB), a condition in which the urge to urinate is frequent and abnormal. In these treatments, Botox’s muscle-relaxing qualities are used to paralyze the bladder muscle, controlling its contractions and reducing the urge to urinate.
Botox treatments for OAB are quick and non-invasive, requiring minimal downtime and little effort. During this process, the solution is injected into the bladder muscle by a trained, licensed medical professional. After the treatment is complete, you should observe the patient until urination occurs to ensure that no adverse effects have transpired. Generally, the full effects of this procedure will be felt 2 weeks after the first injection.
This treatment is expected to last for around 8 months. After this period, your patient will need to have a consultation to determi ...
What is hyperhidrosis?
The usual sweating process—also known as perspiration—is necessary to not only maintain normal body temperature, but also for eliminating disease-causing toxins and killing potentially harmful microorganisms that cannot survive in temperatures above 37°C as well as those on the surface of the skin. The 2 situations that will stimulate the activity of sweat glands are physical heat and emotional stress. While the former induces an intense sweating throughout the body, emotional stress will cause sweating that is restricted to the palms, armpits, soles of the feet, and sometimes the forehead. Hyperhidrosis is a disorder that is used to describe individuals who sweat excessively and abnormally than what is required for the normal regulation of body temperature. Patients may develop this frustrating condition during early childhood or even during adolescence, resulting in deteriorated quality of life.
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What is Stylage?
Stylage is a brand of injectable dermal fillers that are designed and manufactured by Vivacy Laboratories, a renowned French pharmaceutical company. The fillers are made of non animal-based hyaluronic acid molecules. These molecules are extracted through biofermentation and highly purified before they are cross-linked with a patented reticulating technology called IPN-Like Technology.
The resulting gel is biodegradable and extremely viscoelastic with a monophasic texture. These fillers are unique as they are incorporated with the antioxidants mannitol or sorbitol to not only preserve the physio-chemical properties of the gel but also maintain good skin health by scavenging any harmful free radicals.
After many years of research and development, the Stylage brand boasts a wide collection of fillers that can be used to address many aesthetic issues—from correcting simple skin dullness to volumizing sunken facial regions. Some of the fillers are available wit ...