It can be embarrassing, at times crippling in social situations. It often leads to frequent changes of shirts, frequent use of paper towels, and frequent bathes during the day. What is this horrible problem? Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating.
Botox for hyperhidrosis is FDA approved to treat excessive sweating! This can be used to treat sweating of the axillae, hands etc. The exact area that produces the excess sweat is carefully mapped out with a special dye test that is applied topically to the skin. Then Botox is then injected with a tiny needle right under the skin. Then Botox goes to work by blocking the nerve impulses, that cause the sweat reaction, from reaching the treated area. The final results are the sweat glands are inactivated. Dramatic responses are often seen within a few days! However the results are temporary, but the good thing is that, unlike wrinkle treatment, you only need to repeat the treatment after an average of 6 months or twice a year.
Botox hyperhidrosis injections are one of the safest available. Botox hyperhidrosis treatment has been used safely and successfully in ophthalmology for over 12 years and for wrinkle therapy for almost 10 years. It has been approved by the FDA for neurological disorders and cosmetic uses. In the amounts used for this therapy, the only possible side effects are temporary and localized to the area of injection.
Botox injections for hyperhidrosis inactivate sweat glands and treat excessive sweating, commonly under the arms and the palms of your hands.
Nearly all patients continue their routine daily activity immediately after the treatment. When Botox is injected there is an initial minor sting for a few seconds. Once the injection is complete, there is usually no discomfort. We’ll have you wait for twenty minutes after the procedure.
Do not take aspirin or ibuprofen-like medications for 1 week before treatment. After treatment, avoid lying down or massaging the treated area for 4 hours after treatment. Do not exercise for 24 hours. If you get a headache (as some people do for few hours after the treatment) you may take a Tylenol only, unless otherwise advised by your physician. You will notice the effect of Botox with in 5 to 10 days
During your office consultation you will be provided with a detailed plan of the treatments that will benefit you most.
Individual Results may vary and no guarantees can be made.