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Botox Side Effects Injecting Hands, Sweaty Palms?
What are the side effects possible from getting botox for sweaty palms / hands?
11 Doctor Answers | Asked by anon
Botox into palms for sweating: risk of some hand weakness.
Botox injected into the palms and fingers for excessive hand sweating can work wonders. Negative aspects to consider include the potential extreme discomfort of the treatment (an experienced doctor will use ice or numbing cream to help) and the real possibility of hand weakness if some of the Botox goes deeper than the intended sweat gland muscles, into the functional muscles of the hand.
Botox for sweaty palms works very well
Using Botox for sweaty palms works very well. Side effects are usually minimal, and consists mostly of soreness and bruising at most. Although none of my patients have experienced this, you can possibly have some minor weakness of the hand. In the past, I did nerve blocks which was unpredicatable and painful. Now, with using an ice technique, it goes very smoothly and quite comfortably. You can expect between 3 and 6 months improvement, and the more...
Weakness is the main side effect
When the palms are injected with BOTOX or DYSPORT for excessive sweating, the main side effect is hand weakness or pinch weakness. Feeling to the fingertips remains the same, but some of the small muscles needed for pinch or fine movements may be weakened. There are no muscles in the fingertips so neruromodulators such as BOTOX or DYSPORT injected into the fingers does not cause any weakness. The injections are superficial, but some can travel into the deeper muscles and...
Botox terrific for palm sweating
Both Botox and Dysport are highly effective and safe treatment for excessive sweating of the palms(hyperhidrosis). Botox has been FDA approved since 2004 for treatment of hyperhidrosis and is widely use for this indication. During your treatment, a topical numbing anesthetic may be applied. Then small injections of Botox is placed directly under the skin of the palms, usually about 20 injections are made to each area. The process takes about 10-15 minutes with minimal discomfort. Side...
Botox for sweaty palms
Botulinum toxin has been used for people who have hyperhidrosis of palms and soles and underarms. Injections of the palms can be painful and doctors who become experienced at this treatment develop techniques in making the injections less uncomfortable, such as numbing cream, cold air, ice immediatley prior to the injection and anesthetic blocks. There can be some weakness noted with grip strength especially with the thumb so depending on your occupation or need of hand clenching,...
Botox for sweaty palms
Botox for sweaty palms, hyperhidrosis, is an excellent treatment to manage this condition. The palms of hands and fingers are extremely sensitive and these injections can be slightly painful without the proper anesthesia. Using cold air or blocking the nerve at the wrist with anesthesia can help. You may experience mild muscle weakness in your hand but this should resolve within 1-2 weeks. See an experienced Botox injector for this issue.
Botox complications in the hand for hyperhidrosis is RARE !
I have injected Botox in the hands over 800 times over a course of 10 years or more. I have taken care of hyperhidrosis patients for over 13 years. Very rarely, patients get weakness of a finger but it seems to go away very quickly - within 2 weeks. Because hand muscles are used very frequently, the effect of Botox in causing muscle paresis (weakness) dissipates quickly. Again, a practitioner with a lot of experience is needed to inject Botox for palmar hyperhidrosis because depth of...
Botulinum Toxin injections for Sweaty Palms - Side Effects
Thanks for the question! Botulinum toxin injections are very effective in treating sweaty palms (palmar hyperhidrosis) and side effects are rare. While it is possible to develop mild weakness of the hand muscles this is rare, because the botulinum toxin is administered to the sweat glands in the skin, not into the muscle. The likelihood of weakness is highest when the injections are administered by an inexperienced individual who injects the botulinum toxin too deeply. Because hands and...
Botulinum Toxin (Dysport and Botox) for sweaty palms
Botulinum Toxin (Dysport and Botox) for sweaty palms or armpits is a good technique with realtively few side effects compared to surgical alternatives such as sympathectomy. This may cause some pain with injection and some weakness if injected too deeply.
Botox for sweaty palms
Botox injection is a very effective treatment for sweaty palms. The side effects are minor if this is done by an experience Botox injector. These include pain, minimal sensory change and possible mild muscle weakness of some hand muscles. Good luck
Botox for sweaty hands
Botox is used fairly frequently for hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating) of the hands. It can be done with little to no pain using specific techniques.