I know that Botox Cosmetic lasts a few months, but how long does Botox last when it is used to treat excessive sweating?
Botox for Sweating - How Long Do the Effects Last?
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Botox; Botulinum Toxin for Hyperhidrosis and Excessive Sweating
Botox is used for excessive sweating for focal hyperhidrosis of the axilla, groin, forehead, and inguinal crease. Botox works to inhibit the release of acetylcholine at the nerve synapse.
The longevity of botox depends on the regenerative capacity of the nerve synapse. In most cases, Botox will last about 4 to 6 months for hyperhidrosis.
There are many effective ways to limit the pain associated with Botox injections to the axilla. Discuss these with your surgeon. Hyperhidrosis may also benefit by non-Botox treatments, including thoracic sympathectomy.
Botox stops sweating for ~6-9 months; miraDry can have permanent results
Botox is a temporary, albeit very effective solution for underarm sweating. Unfortunately, botox always wears off.
miraDry is an in-office, noninvasive technology that uses microwaves to destroy sweat glands. A single miraDry treatment reduces sweating by greater than 80%, on average. This is a lifechanging procedure for people that suffer from hyperhidrosis. People who have more potent underarm odor also benefit, as well as people that just want to save on their drycleaning bills.
Botox for hyperhidrosis can last up to 6 months
Consult a physician who is able and is capable AND trained appropriately in providing every option of care for the specific type of hyperhidrosis you have. This includes topical therapy if appropriate, medication if appropriate, iontophoresis if appropriate, Botox if appropriate, suction curettage if appropriate or surgery if appropriate.
Botox injection can last anywhere from 3 months to six months when used for hyperhidross and depending on the dose injected.
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Relief of sweating after Botox
The effectiveness of a Botulinum toxin treatment for hyperhidrosis ranges between 4 to 7 months, occasionally even lasting longer. Also depends on the type of botulinum, with some types lasting longer than others.
Longevity of Botox effect for the treatment of Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
BOTOX® for hyperhidrosis treatment results vary from person to person.
Botox for Excessive sweating
Most patients see improvement within several days of injection. The result will usually last about three to four months at which point the sweat begins to reappear.
Botox will last 4 months for excessive sweating
- Dr. Bryson Richards
2- 12 months- average user 5-6 months.
I perform 3-4 procedure of Botox for sweating daily, so I see the entire spectrum of short timers (2 months), all the way to some lucky individuals who get 12 months relief from the first injection.
To set your expectations right, expect, and aim for 4 months.
I tell all my patients that modification of lifestyle, such as decreasing caffeine intake and STRESS can help prolong the effects of BOTOX.
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