Let’s face it: excessive perspiration – or hyperhidrosis – is embarrassing. For some people, the constant sweating is not a small nuisance but a problem that affects all aspects of daily life. Fortunately, there’s a non-invasive treatment for hyperhidrosis that requires only a few treatments. For hyperhidrosis sufferers, your new best friend could be Botox.
Botox is FDA-approved for the treatment of excessive sweating. When antiperspirants and other topical medications can’t control symptoms of severe sweating, Botox can help. The injections can also be performed on the hands, feet and scalp, as well as other areas affected by hyperhidrosis.
So… how does it work?
Botox temporarily blocks chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands aren’t signaled, the intense sweating grinds to a halt. It’s really that simple. Note that Botox injections are expected to temporarily stop the production of excessive perspiration in the treated areas only. Areas that are not injected will continue to produce perspiration.
How long does it last?
A Botox injection can last between three to 16 months, which is why follow-up injections are needed as the treatment wears off.
Are there any side effects associated with Botox injections for Hyperhidrosis?
Not everyone experiences side effects, but if you do, they are minimal and include injection-site pain and minimal bruising that both dissipate after a few days.
So before you hide under bulky sweaters or move to a cooler climate, give us a call on 305-648-1936 and schedule your complimentary consultation today!