BOTOX® FOR SWEAT
Botox is a simple and uncomplicated way to treat excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis. Sweating is actually a healthy and normal function for our bodies, but some people suffer from overactive sweat glands. Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for sweating that goes beyond the body’s necessary regulation of its temperature.
You may be a candidate for Botox if your sweating fails to improve with antiperspirants or if you find yourself sweating when it’s not hot. Botox has been FDA-approved for people who have excessive underarm sweat. It may also be used to reduce sweating in other areas such as the hands, feet, face, scalp and groin area. Patients are happy with the results and it improves their quality of life.
Botox works by blocking the nerve signals responsible for sweating. Botox is injected into several areas of the skin and this prevents the sweat glands from producing too much sweat.
The injections are generally well tolerated by patients and the treatment is very effective. Botox treatment for hyperhidrosis takes about 20 minutes and the effects last for 4 to 6 months. We do offer Botox specials throughout the year, so please contact us to learn more or to schedule an appointment during our extensive, private office hours.