Posted in November 2013

Botox Injections for Severe Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)

Botox Injections for Severe Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)


Is Excessive Sweating Interfering with Your Normal Life & Routine activities? Do you hesitate to buy new clothes because they might be ruined by underarm sweat? Do you worry someone will notice your sweat stains? Excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis is a common problem. There are two main types of hyperhidrosis. Botox (Botulinum toxin) Injections treatment for primary focal hyperhidrosis is very successful. BOTOX (Botulinum neurotoxin) treatment helps control the symptoms of severe local sweating (in palms, feet, underarms, face, etc), when topical anti-perspirants do not work well enough, by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands don’t receive chemical signals, the severe sweating stops. You should notice a significant reduction in sweating within 4 weeks of your first treatment and effects (reduced sweating) last up to 201 days or 6.7 months. In summary, excessive local sweating in the underarms, palms, feet & face (axillary, palmar, plantar & facial hyperhidrosis) can have deleterious functional as well as social effects. This can now be easily treated with local Botox Injections. Dr. Debraj Shome, renowned facial plastic surgeon, blogs on the same. Continue reading

Rhinoplasty, Septoplasty & Septorhinoplasty Surgery

Rhinoplasty, Septoplasty & Septorhinoplasty Surgery


Rhinoplasty / nose job / nasal shaping surgery is a surgical procedure, performed to improve the function (reconstructive surgery) and/or the appearance (cosmetic surgery) of the human nose. Septoplasty is a corrective surgical procedure done to straighten the nasal septum (deviated nasal septum surgery), the central partition between the two nasal cavities. When it deviates into one of the nasal cavities, it narrows that cavity and impedes airflow. A deviated nasal septum is deemed significant when it causes a crooked nose in appearance or causes other symptoms such as sinus blockage, nasal congestion, sinus infection, sinusitis, difficulty in breathing, snoring & sleep apnoea. Often, a septoplasty is combined with a rhinoplasty for cosmetic correction of the deformities of the external nasal framework. The combination of a septoplasty to straighten the nose & a rhinoplasty to make the nose cosmetically better looking is called a septorhinoplasty (functional + cosmetic correction of nose). The nasal septum can bend to one side or another as a part of normal growth during childhood and puberty. Also, the septum can be deviated at birth (congenital) or because of an injury (nasal trauma / nasal fracture), such as a broken nose. A septorhinoplasty is performed to correct a deviated nasal septum, a crooked nose, & other symptoms such as sinus blockage, sinusitis, difficulty in breathing, snoring & sleep apnea. Continue reading

Skin Care for Pilots, Air Hostesses, Cabin Crew & Frequent Flyers

Skin Care for Pilots, Air Hostesses, Cabin Crew & Frequent Flyers


Flying for an airline or on an airplane is a tough job. Pilots & Flight attendants are expected to look fabulous at all times. With the world getting more & more busy and traveling becoming more & more frequent & over longer distances, frequent flyers are expected to jump off the plane and get straight to work, looking fresh. Flying can (and will) take a toll on even the best cared for of complexions. Take the stress of air travel coupled with altitude and recycled air in a confined space and you’ve got the makings for potential skin problems. The great news is that for impeccable looks you don’t need to spend a fortune on luxury beauty products. So here is a round up of some advise (skin care tips) which will stand the pilots, cabin crew, frequent flyers and every day travelers in good stead. Continue reading

Botox Injections, Prevent Wrinkles, Anti-Aging Treatment

Botox Injections, Prevent Wrinkles, Anti-Aging Treatment


So, how does one prevent aging and stop development of facial lines? Would it not be better to prevent wrinkles from developing rather than treat them, once developed (antiageing)? Botox (Botulinum Toxin) Injections Treatment is the new age medical wonder to treat facial lines & wrinkles. Botox is used by celebrities, middle class and ordinary people in the quest to have a beautiful, wrinkle free face (anti-aging). But, can Botox, if injected into the face muscles earlier in life, actually prevent lines and wrinkles from developing? i.e. Can Botox treatment be a preventive anti-ageing treatment? At what age should one start considering Botox injections treatment to prevent lines and wrinkles from developing and to have a life-long antiageing effect? Continue reading