Botox: 4 Common Disorders & Their Treatment

 “Botox promises effective treatment for excessive foot sweating (pedal hyperhidrosis) & many other”

The time length before we see results of Botox depends on medical condition the drug is used for treatment. It may take a few hours or several days subjected to severity of medication and patient’s health.

Botox in Dubai and around the world is a prescription-based intramuscular medication. Most common example is injecting the medicine in facial muscles to remove fine lines and wrinkles. The drug is produced from botulinum toxin and approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) in the U.S.

A medical survey revealed that more than 11 million Botox cosmetic procedures have been performed just in the U.S. since 2002 and the count is increasing day by day. The treatment is also affective for other body areas as well. Here’s a breakdown of different uses and treatment following Botox in Dubai;

Common uses

Botox is a brand name derived from the medical compound botulinum toxin; a diluted poisonous protein. The substance is known to effectively block nerve signals in the muscles hence prescribed for treatment of many different conditions.

Botulinum toxin; since 1980 has been used for curing muscle disorders such as excessive blinking and lazy eye as per American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). Other effective uses include reducing neck and facial wrinkles as well as for other cosmetic purposes.

In 2004, FDA approved Botox for treating pedal hyperhidrosis also known as excessive foot sweating. Other areas of treatment are;

1. Dystonia

Dystonia patients suffer spontaneous muscle contractions and spasms whereas it’s further divided into 13 types. Either single or multiple muscle groups of the body can experience the disorder.

The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation states that a typical patient undergoing Botox as a treatment for dystonia may see effective results after several days. Even this depends on overall patient’s health and severity of the disease.

Drug effects aren’t permanent and fade away after three or four months. Most patients find optimum relief around four weeks of post treatment.

2. Strabismus

Misaligned eyeballs that point in different directions when an individual look in straight direction is termed as Strabismus also known as lazy eye. Botox treatment for this particular disorder gives optimistic results within a few hours and may permanently align the eyeballs. Curing sessions however may continue for a few months.

3. Wrinkles

One of the most common uses of Botox in Dubai and probably everywhere else is reduction of fine lines and wrinkles on the face and neck. The drug when injected softens and smooth out contracted muscles whereas effective results can be seen within seven days.

4. Hyperhidrosis

Excess sweating under the feet, hands and arm pits is referred to as hyperhidrosis. Botox is injected directly into the perspiring area allowing the chemical to block nervous system responsible for triggering the sweat glands. Patients’ experience more or less 90 percent sweat reduction within 96 hours and complete relief in a week.


Always consult your physician before undergoing Botox for safe and long-lasting results.