How long does a botox treatment last for heavy perspiration?
Is Botox for Sweating Permanent or Are Routine Injections Needed, As is the Case for Wrinkles?
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Botox for excessive sweating
Botox for excessive sweating is a simple highly effective treatment that can be performed in quick office visit. It does not require any anesthesia and patients can return to their normal routine immediately. Its effect generally lasts appoximately 6 months in most cases with a general range of 4 to 12 months. There is a new treatment that has recently received FDA clearance from miraDry which does provide longer lasting relief but does entail a more significant procedure i.e. anesthesia and some discomfort. This has just been recently approved so availability is very limited as this point.
BOTOX® for Sweating
BOTOX® for sweating treatments offer long-lasting, excellent results. However, they are not permanent. Typically, results can be seen for 3-6 months following treatment. I’d personally recommend receiving treatments twice annually for the sustained results you’re looking for, though results may vary from person to person.
Botox for Excessive Sweating
Botox is very useful in controlling muscle spasm, pain, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and urinary incontinence. An injection of a tiny quantity of Botox into the affected area initiates temporary weakening of the underlying muscles of the face. Botox to treat excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis, is not permanent, but often times lasts longer than treating wrinkles on the face. Whilst the initial effects of treatment can be visible within 48 to 72 hours, it can take up to 1 to 2 weeks for the treatment to reach its maximum effect. The overall effect of treatment generally lasts for 4 to 6 months. It’s important to remember that everyone’s bodies metabolize Botox at a different rate, so the time frame can vary from person to person.
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Botox vs MiraDry
There is a treatment offered that does allow for permanent sweat reduction called miraDry. MiraDry is the only non-invasive, FDA cleared aesthetic treatment that safely removes underarm sweat and odor glands, providing a permanent solution for underarm sweat. It is a quick, in-office procedure with immediate and long lasting results.
Botox for Excessive Sweating
BOTOX and underarm sweating
Here are the stats-
- Botox works for the treatment of underarm or axillary HH in 96% of patients
- underarm sweating stops by 90-100%
- the average user is underarm sweat free for just over 6 months
- In Australia this treatment is partially covered by Medicare- 3 treatments per year, so patients are out of pocket around 370 USD.
- side effects are very uncommon.
Dr Davin Lim
Founder of Sweatfree.com.au Australia
Botox for Sweating
Botox for sweating is not permanent
Botox for sweating
In order to keep you underarms dry, it will be necessary
to have your botox treatments about once a year...with some potential variation...either slightly shorter or longer...but I suspect that's not an issue...there are some more expensive options but the future is not known about how long the outcomes last and there are a lot more complications associated with their use
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