Excessive sweating, otherwise known as hyperhidrosis, is an embarrassing but common problem. Often beginning at 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 treatment for excessive sweating is a life changing procedure which works brilliantly. It is a procedure which is much more effective and which is free of significant side effects when comparing to the surgical and abrasive deodorant alternatives.
How does it work?
BOTOX treatment for hyperhidrosis works similarly to BOTOX treatments for facial lines and wrinkles, in that 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 it works by blocking the nerve impulses going to the sweat glands.
Which body parts can be treated with this procedure?
The classical and most popular treatment is the underarm sweating. Face, scalp, palms and feet can be treated with this treatment as well.
How will I feel during the treatment?
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.
When will treatment take effect?
According to Allergan (manufacturer of BOTOX), in clinical trials 89% of patients who had BOTOX treatment were satisfied after a single week. Your underarm sweating will begin to decrease within 48 hours and full results of treatment should be seen within 1 week. In addition to decreased sweating, you can also anticipate decreased body odour.
How long do results last?
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.