BOTOX® for Hyperhidrosis
BOTOX® is a popular cosmetic injectable that is typically used to relax the facial muscles causing wrinkles. However, this non-invasive option can also be utilized for individuals suffering from hyperhidrosis, which is characterized by excessive sweating in areas such as under the arms.
Hyperhidrosis is a treatable medical condition that affects millions of people. Those who suffer from excessive sweating may find it interferes with their daily activities and can be an embarrassing problem that is difficult to hide. This condition is often genetic, but it can also be a side effect of taking certain medications or an underlying illness. For these reasons, almost anyone can suffer from hyperhidrosis.
Benefits of BOTOX® for Hyperhidrosis
Treating hyperhidrosis with BOTOX® injections has been a life-changing solution for many people suffering from excessive sweating. If deodorants, antiperspirants, and other treatments have failed to help keep your excessive sweating under control, you may be a good candidate for BOTOX®.
According to the International Hyperhidrosis Society, this treatment has been found to decrease sweat by as much as 82-87%.
For individuals who are looking for an effective way to treat their hyperhidrosis, our highly trained staff can administer BOTOX® injections to halt excessive underarm sweating. First we will ice the injection site to help numb the skin. Patients may also request a topical anesthetic to help ease any discomfort. Once the site is numb, our team will begin a series of BOTOX® injections using a very small needle. This fine needle helps to lessen any pain and minimize potential bruising.
Immediately after treatment, the injection site may be tender or red, but this will likely subside the day of the treatment. Any possible bruising from the needle should ease within a few days.
After the injections are administered under the arms, patients will need to wait about 5 to 7 days before they can begin noticing their results. The full effects from BOTOX® are typically apparent within two weeks. Hyperhidrosis treatment results usually last for 4 to 6 months, and most patients find that two appointments per year help them maintain dryness in the problem area.
If you are interested in receiving BOTOX® injections for hyperhidrosis, please contact our office to schedule a personalized consultation.