Excessive Sweating – Botox® for Hyperhidrosis
It is not a widely known fact that Botox® can be used not only to prevent facial lines, but also for the treatment of hyperhidrosis – excessive sweating of the underarms and/or hands. Botox® is a highly-popular non-surgical procedure that is sweeping the nation. Botox® is administered via injection by a licensed doctor, and can serve to treat wrinkles, frown lines, migraines, cervical dystonia, blepharospasm (eye twitching), and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). Botox® is derived from Clostridium botulinum, which produces a substance that serves as the active ingredient and helps reduce the muscle activity that causes muscle strain and frown lines. Botox® is used for cosmetic procedures as well as non-cosmetic procedures, such as excessive sweating, cervical dystonia, and blepharospasm.
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® Cosmetic usually only lasts about three to four 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. Hakimian can help diagnose you of 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 friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to discuss Botox® for Hyperhidrosis and any of our other treated conditions with you. For more information on Botox® in general, please visit our non-surgical procedures page. Please call us at 1-888-LASER-15 (1-888-527-3715) to schedule an appointment at any of our five Laser Touch Medical Clinics or schedule an appointment online.