Excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis is a severe condition that affects many people. A primary characteristic of hyperhidrosis is abnormal and excessive sweating from neither the temperature nor a side effect of exercise.
What is hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhydrosis is a medical condition in which an individual has an excessive amount of sweat on the skin.
The most common form of hyperhidrosis is primary hyperhidrosis. Primary hyperhidrosis impacts about 5% of people and can affect anyone at any age. It will typically start during childhood or adolescence and may continue into adulthood.
Primary hyperhidrosis diagnosed in adults is associated with excessive sweating of palms of the hands, the soles of the feet, armpits, groin, and breast area.
Treatments for Excessive Sweating with Botox
Botox has been highly effective as a treatment for excessive sweating. It helps reduce excessive sweating by blocking the nerve signals that tell your body to sweat.
Some of the benefits of Botox for excessive sweating include:
- Reducing the amount of sweat produced by your body.
- Improving your self-confidence by reducing facial sweating that leads to social anxiety or embarrassment.
- Results are seen relatively quickly after receiving treatment.
- It is safe for most people to use, and its side effects are typically minimal.
- A medical provider will work with you to determine the appropriate spot for the injection.
- A numbing cream will be applied to the area selected.
- The provider will clean the skin surface.
- The provider will administer multiple botox injections.
The botulinum toxins will get to work, preventing the sweat glands from producing too much by blocking the corresponding nerve signals.
You can expect swelling and soreness after the treatment. Typically, patients start seeing partial results in the first five days and complete results within two weeks. You can expect swelling and soreness after the treatment. Retreatment may be needed in four to six months based on your medical history and the rate at which the nerves regenerate.
Botox for hyperhidrosis is one of the most sought-after procedures these days. The procedure is easy to follow and safe. The treatment will help reduce the amount of sweat on your hands and underarms so that you can lead an everyday life without having to wear gloves all the time. If you are suffering from sweaty palms, we recommend contacting us today to learn more about this treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Side effects of botox include:
– allergic reactions
– neck or back pain
– muscle stiffness
– difficulty swallowing
– shortness of breath
– stomach pain
– loss of appetite
– muscle weakness.
Depending on your insurance part of this procedure may be covered. Call the office for additional questions
There is no known cure for hyperhidrosis.