Excessive sweating may seem like just an embarrassing problem, but it is actually a documented condition known as hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis can occur just about anywhere on your body—armpits, palms, feet, face, neck, back, or chest. When topical creams or solutions do not work to combat the embarrassing and difficult problems associated with hyperhidrosis, Botox may be able to help.
Botox can be injected directly into your affected areas to temporarily stop or control excessive sweating. Botox works by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from your nerves that stimulate sweat glands; if the sweat glands are not triggered by the nerves, no sweating occurs.
Botox has been proven to effectively treat cases of hyperhidrosis. In clinical trials, 81% of patients who received Botox injections reported at least a 50% reduction in sweating, with long-lasting results! Although Botox usually only lasts about three to four months for the reduction of wrinkles, results from Botox treatments for excessive sweating can last over six months.
While Botox has been found to be a great way to treat the symptoms of hyperhidrosis, it is not a cure. In order to maintain treatment results, Botox injections must be administered at regular intervals. Dr. Blue can help diagnose your hyperhidrosis and determine your injection intervals. The tiny Botox injections can be administered in just ten minutes! Results should be seen within a few days.
The staff at Smile and Body will be happy to discuss any of our less invasive procedures with you. Please call for a private consultation today