How Botox Helps with Hyperhidrosis
Though it may not seem like it, sweating is actually normal and even necessary for humans in order to maintain a healthy body temperature. However, there is such a thing as "excessive sweating" - a condition more formally known as hyperhidrosis - which refers to an abnormal amount of sweating that often affects the underarms, hands and other parts of the body. Many people with hyperhidrosis sweat profusely in these areas even when they're not hot or physically exerting themselves, and it can often be something that causes great embarrassment or interferes with their quality of life.
Excessive sweating can be a difficult condition to live with, sometimes regular antiperspirants and other drugstore products are not enough to combat hyperhidrosis. But there are treatments available that can help lessen the symptoms.
Botulinum Toxin Injections, more commonly known as Botox, can be an effective treatment option for those with overactive sweat glands. Botox is injected into the underarms, hands, forehead, or feet - anywhere where the individual experiences excessive sweating. The toxin works by blocking signals from the nerves responsible for sweating, essentially stopping the sweat glands from producing too much sweat. In all cases, Botulinum Toxin Injections are a great solution for this medical condition.
What to Expect at Your Session
Prior to your session, you’ll meet with The Park Med Spa’s experienced Board Certified Dermatologist who will review your medical history and your condition to see if this is the right solution for you. The procedure is quite straightforward. A simple test is performed to mark the affected area. Numbing cream can be applied to sensitive areas. The doctor will then clean the area and make a series of injections with a very small needle.
The process usually takes no more than 30 minutes. After the procedure, some patients may experience bruising, swelling, or tenderness, but this is usually minor and will subside quickly. Patients can expect to see results within five days, with full results after two weeks.
How Long Does the Results Last?
Depending on the individual, results last from 6-12 months.
Botox for Hyperhidrosis Aftercare
Individuals can go home right away after getting Botox injections. Be sure to avoid any strenuous activity, hot baths, or showers for the rest of the day. You can put ice on the injection site and take a mild pain reliever if you're feeling any discomfort. resume your normal activities by the next day.
If you suffer from hyperhidrosis, Botox injections may be a revolutionary treatment option for you. Botox has helped improve the quality of life for many patients by working well to diminish sweating. Patients who have received Botox treatments are typically very satisfied with the results.
For over 20 years, Dr. Felix Urman has had extensive expertise in Cosmetic Dermatology, Botox, and Filler’s injection techniques and uses that knowledge to help educate and reduce injection-related pain for patients. Although The Park Med Spa doesn't participate with insurance, it's possible to submit your bill for treatments of this medical condition - which insurance may cover. If you think you might be suffering from hyperhidrosis, don't hesitate to reach out to us!