Does Botox for Hyperhidrosis Work?
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Sweating - Botox is a safe treatment
Excessive sweating makes many a people self-conscious. A single Botox treatment can give back self-confidence for aprox. 5 - 10 months.
Botox for Hyperhidrosis
Botox for hyperhidrosis works very nicely and successfully. It is most ideal for hyperhidrosis of the underarms, less desirable and more painful for hyperhidrosis of the hands and feet. For obvious reasons, people are reluctant to have Botox injected into the palms and soles of the feet - which are sensitive areas of the body. Regardless of the area injected, it has an immediate effect and lasts for as long as 6 months.
Botox Works for Hyperhidrosis
If you suffer from hyperhidrosis, otherwise known as excessive sweating, we can inject Botox to control it. In this application, Botox works by temporarily blocking chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate sweat glands. It is FDA approved for use under the arms and also works well for sweaty areas on ALL other parts of the body including the hands, feet and groin. Results can last for up to four to nine months. Please be sure to consult a board-certified dermatologist who has experience treating hyperhidrosis with Botox.
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Often patients feel that excessive sweating has affected their day to day life and causes a great deal of self-consciousness. A Botox treatment has really helped my patients who experience excessive sweating regain their confidence.
Botox for Hyperhidrosis
Botox for Hyperhydrosis
Hyperhydrosis is a condition that involves excessive sweating, which is sometimes accompanied by bad odor and unsightly dampness. Usually, underarm sweating is effectively managed with topical, over the counter antiperspirants. When this does not effectively treat perspiration, from Hyperhidrosis, Botox may provide relief.
Botox is an FDA approved treatment for Hyperhydrosis that helps control excessive sweating by temporarily blocking chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate sweat glands. When the sweat glands do not receive chemical signals to sweat - the amount of perspiration is reduced. Self-confidence is increased when excessive sweating is finally under control.
100 units of Botox Cosmetic is injected through a very small needle, into the skin of each underarm. The treatment will hinder the nerve endings of the motor endplates. The Botox injections will not only cease the excessive sweating, but it will also provide a simultaneous disappearance of the odor associated with the excessive perspiration.
The results from Botox are not permanent, however. Results will start to appear during the first few weeks after treatment. You will be able to enjoy up to 8 months (or longer) of dryness, and reduced odor. After this time period, a repeat Botox Cosmetic treatment will be necessary.
Botox works very well for under arm excess perspiration
Botox is the gold standard to treat excess sweating (hyperhidrosis) under the arms. An oral medication (Robinul) can be used in conjunction with Certain-Dri with good effect. Iontophoresis can also be helpful, but under the arms, Botox works best.
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