Everyone perspires when they become anxious or hot. But what if you perspire uncontrollably? What if your body only sweats excessively in select locations, like your underarms?
Hyperhidrosis causes it. It may be a humiliating condition that prevents you from going about your daily business. You don't have to let it control your life, though.
Botox is a very successful treatment for excessive sweating. Particularly for individuals who have exhausted all other options.
Why Do People Sweat Too Much?
A medical disease called hyperhidrosis causes excessive sweating. In actuality, the word refers to excessive hidrosis, or hyperhidrosis (sweating).
And while sweating is a natural bodily process that helps prevent overheating, those who have hyperhidrosis sweat uncontrollably. Some parts of their bodies may be drenched with perspiration, while others may be completely dry.
The underarms, hands, feet, and head are the parts of the body most commonly affected by hyperhidrosis. However, those who have the syndrome typically only have excessive sweating in one or two of these locations.
How Does Botox Treat Excessive Sweating?
Botox is a very successful treatment for those with hyperhidrosis. It functions by obstructing acetylcholine, a substance that activates communication between nerves and sweat glands.
The nervous system is typically stimulated by heat or worry, which causes the sweat glands to open. This is how your body regulates its temperature. However, in individuals with hyperhidrosis, the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands are overactive and don't require a specific stimulus to become active.
Botox blocks these hyperactive signals by being injected into the sweaty areas. Since these nerves are virtually paralysed, you won't perspire in the places where Botox injections are given.
Who Makes a Good Candidate for the Treatment with Botox?
If any of the following apply to you, you should think about Botox for hyperhidrosis treatment:
Because you're afraid of looking foolish, you intentionally avoid social situations and encounters.
Even if you are wearing layers, you still perspire through your clothes. And because of your illness, you need to change your clothes more than once a day.
You dress in dark clothing to help prevent visible sweat marks.
Your perspiration reaches the point of dripping
Your excessive perspiration has caused you to get anxious. In fact, as you consider sweating, you begin to perspire more.
Nothing else you've done to halt the sweating has worked. Including antiperspirants, lotions, medications, and other treatments available only with a prescription.
What Should I Expect From the Process?
You can resume your regular activities immediately after the Botox procedure because it is so quick and least intrusive. The office procedure only takes about 30 minutes!
You'll first have a consultation with our doctor. We'll have a brief discussion about your symptoms and the locations of your excessive sweating.
Then, based on your needs, we design a treatment plan just for you.
We'll use a topical medication to numb your underarms before the treatment to ensure your comfort. This makes the treatment for you almost painless. In fact, if anything at all, the first injection may just cause you to feel a slight prick.