While sweating is a normal biological response that regulates body temperature, excess amounts of it can cause self-consciousness and embarrassment.
This is especially true for women and men that suffer from hyperhidrosis–a medical condition characterized by abnormally increased sweating in the underarms, palms, soles of feet, and face.
Fortunately, Botox is a safe and effective way that these patients can reduce excessive sweating and alleviate the stress and anxiety it causes in professional and personal settings. Plus, these injections have minimal side effects and zero-downtime.
Here’s what it’s like to get Botox for sweating.
How Does Botox Reduce Excessive Perspiration?
Botox is the brand name for botulinum toxin type A and has a number of cosmetic and medical indications. When used as a cosmetic injectable, Botox targets certain facial muscles to relax wrinkles and fine lines.
However, in the case of excessive facial sweating, Botox is injected under the skin rather than into the muscle. It then blocks the nerve signals that activate sweat glands.
Who’s a Good Candidate for Treatment?
Often times, patients that experience excessive sweating have tried countless prescription medications that were either ineffective or produced undesirable side effects.
Botox is an excellent option for these individuals because it can reduce sweating up to 60-90 percent with little risk or discomfort.
What to Expect From Botox Injections to Address Facial Sweating?
Most treatments begin with a consultation and identification of the trouble spots. For many patients, excessive sweating occurs on the nose, upper lip, and temples.
Next, ice or a topical anesthetic may be applied to numb the treatment area(s) before a series of Botox injections are administered with an ultra-fine needle.
Is It Painful?
The procedure is well-tolerated by most individuals and is often described as light pricking or pinching sensation. Patients may resume normal activities immediately after.
When Can Botox Results Be Noted?
It can take approximately five-to-seven days for patients to notice a reduction in sweating. Depending on the amount of product used, results can last 4-6 months.
For additional information on Botox for excessive sweating, please call our office today to schedule an appointment.