What Is Hyperhidrosis Botox Treatment
Hyperhidrosis Botox® treatment has proven to be an effective treatment for hyperhidrosis, or severe underarm sweating. Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition caused by over-stimulated sweat glands. People with this condition often produce four to five times more sweat than people who do not suffer from hyperhidrosis.
When injected into the underarm area, Botox helps to control excessive sweating by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When these glands no longer receive the chemical signals, the excessive underarm sweating stops.
A small amount of Botox is injected through a very fine gauge needle into the underarm area. Discomfort is minimal during treatment. Depending on the severity of the hyperhidrosis, multiple injections may be needed.
Within two to four weeks of the initial treatment there will be significant reduction in underarm sweating. There is a possibility that some sweat glands may be missed during the Botox injections. If this occurs, underarm sweating may continue from the untreated areas and a touch-up treatment may be needed.
Results vary from person to person; however, Botox injections for hyperhidrosis treatment will need to be repeated every four to six months.
In one clinical study, 81 percent of patients treated with Botox achieved a greater than 50 percent reduction in excessive underarm sweating. Keep in mind, Botox is not a permanent cure for hyperhidrosis, it is simply a treatment for it. Over time, the symptoms will gradually return if repeat injections are not performed. Depending on the severity of the condition, injections may need to be repeated two or three times a year.
Who Is A Good Candidate For Hyperhidrosis Treatment With Botox?
Anyone who has been diagnosed with hyperhidrosis or feels as if they suffer from excessive underarm sweating may benefit from Botox treatments.
What Happens When The Botox Hyperhidrosis Treatment Ends?
If you decide to discontinue hyperhidrosis treatments, the symptoms will gradually return over time. Botox is not a cure for hyperhidrosis. It can only provide temporary relief from excessive underarm sweating.