Hyperhidrosis Treatment by Botox
What is Hyperhidrosis Treatment by Botox?
Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating. It refers to any abnormal sweating, such as sweating when it’s not hot. People who sweat excessively often soak through their clothing or drip sweat. Regular antiperspirants don’t work well for those with this condition. Botox has been found to be one of the most effective options with the least side effects. It can be an exceptional option for those with severe sweating who wish to avoid more extensive surgical procedures.
Botox injections are a new treatment option for people with hyperhidrosis. You may be a candidate for Botox if your sweating fails to improve with prescription antiperspirants. Botox has been FDA-approved for people who sweat excessively from their armpits. It may also be used “off-label” to reduce sweating in other areas, such as the hands, feet, and face. The needle is extremely small so feels like nothing more than a pin prick, and there’s no stinging or warm sensation when the solution is injected – other than the injection itself, the procedure is painless.
Everybody breaks down Botox differently so the duration of the results will vary. Typically, you will experience dry armpits for around 3 to 6 months after receiving Botox injections. However, exercise and stress can accelerate the body’s metabolic response to Botox so the results fade faster.
- Decrease in sweating
Possible side effects:
There are typically few side effects from this type of procedure, and those experienced are mild. The most common side effect is:
- Pain at the injection site
- Flu-like symptoms
- Dry eyes
- Local bleeding
- Allergic reaction.