Botox For Hyperhidrosis
Yes, it’s normal to sweat on a hot summer day or during an intense workout, but due to a condition known as hyperhidrosis (which causes excessive sweating) some sufferers also sweat excessively at unpredictable times. These people may perspire profusely, for example, on a cool spring evening or even while working in an air-conditioned office. The issue can be embarrassing and uncomfortable, but luckily, an unexpected treatment is available: Botox. It may sound strange, but using Botox for hyperhidrosis is FDA approved and can effectively mitigate excessive sweating.
OnabotulinumtoxinA (Botox) is a natural, purified protein with the ability to temporarily block the secretion of the chemical that is responsible for “turning on” the body’s sweat glands. By blocking, or interrupting, this chemical messenger, Botox “turns off” sweating at the area where it has been injected. Botox injections are very shallow, meaning that the medicine is injected just below the surface of the skin, where it remains.
During the treatment, Botox will be injected into the problem areas, just below the skin’s surface, using a very fine needle. It will temporally block the secretion of the chemical that activates the sweat glands, preventing perspiration. After the treatment, your skincare technician may request that you follow up sometime in the next one to two weeks, so that they can perform any necessary “touch-ups,” treating areas that were missed the first time around.
Following a Botox treatment, you should notice results within 2-4 days, but it may take up to 2-3 weeks for the full effects to take place. The results can last up to a year, and usually after the medication wears off, the symptoms of hyperhidrosis are typically less severe. Repeat injections may be needed for long-term relief.
Botox is safe, effective, and can provide long-lasting results for people who suffer from excessive sweating. If you’re interested in receiving treatments of Botox for hyperhidrosis, contact Emerge Medical and Well Spa.