Excessive sweating, otherwise known as hyperhidrosis, is an embarrassing but common problem. Often beginning during puberty, excessive sweating is an involuntary condition that can last a lifetime if left untreated. Though not a serious medical condition, excessive sweating can cause social anxiety and humiliation for affected individuals.
Botox for excessive sweating is a life-changing procedure which works brilliantly. It is a procedure which is much more effective and free of significant side effects when compared to surgical and abrasive deodorant alternatives.
The treatment for hyperhidrosis is similar to the Botox treatment for facial lines and wrinkles as it works by blocking nerve impulses. In the case of hyperhidrosis treatment, the Botox is injected through a tiny needle superficially under the skin, where the sweat glands are found, and works by blocking the nerve impulses going to the sweat glands.
The classic and most popular treatment is for excessive underarm sweating. Face, scalp, palms, and feet can be treated with this treatment as well.
Apart from the small pinprick when the injections are given, this is a comfortable and painless procedure. Numbing cream can be used if you have particularly sensitive skin.
According to Allergan’s (manufacturer of Botox) clinical trials, 89% of patients who had this treatment were satisfied after a single week. Your underarm sweating will begin to decrease within 48 hours and full results of the treatment should be seen within 1 week. In addition to decreased sweating, you can also anticipate a decrease in body odour.
More than 90% of patients who underwent the treatment were still satisfied with the results after 16 weeks of treatment. Most patients only require 2 treatments a year to maintain results.