Excessive Sweating Treatment For Women
Treatment of Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis) with Botox
Also known as hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating is a very frustrating problem for men and women alike, and can even feel like it’s running your life. We have heard many stories from patients who’ve kept an extra set of shirts or blouses at work, resorted to wearing only dark colors to mask sweat stains, and even avoided social situations because of feelings of embarrassment. For many patients, the control that excessive sweating had over their lives simply became too big a burden – always in the back of their minds and dictating their life choices.
What Causes Excessive Sweating
Excessive sweating can have a variety of causes, including underlying health conditions like diabetes and hormonal shifts. If the hyperhidrosis is a symptom of a health condition, it’s important to address the underlying cause first, as that may reduce the excessive sweating.
However, in many individuals, hyperhidrosis is not a manifestation of a more serious problem and therefore must be treated directly. In many such cases, the sweating can occur on the feet and palms, but the underarms are typically the predominant area for which patients seek treatment.
How Botox Helps Eliminate Sweating
One way to address excessive underarm sweating is through Botox injections. Most people have come to know Botox as a wrinkle treatment, but the same neuromodulation effects that relax facial muscles to reduce wrinkles can also reduce sweat gland function.
Currently, Botox treatments for sweating are only approved for treatment of underarm sweating. Through a series of virtually-painless injections, the communication between sweat glands and the surrounding nerves is reduced, thus leading to a decrease in sweat production.
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Will my consultation be with a surgeon?
All consultations take place with a surgeon. We believe that only a surgeon can help and advise you on the best procedure to achieve the results you would like.
During your initial consultation, we will ask you about the results you are looking for and explain the procedure so that you understand every stage of the process. The most important thing is that you feel completely at ease in our care and fully aware of the procedure and the resulting enhancement.
Are your consultations free?
All of our consultations are free with no obligation. You will be provided with advice and information relevant to achieve the results you desire. After consulting with our consultant you can have the treatment on the day of your appointment.
What happens after Excessive Sweating Treatment?
After the injections, the skin may appear slightly bruised. Normal activities may be resumed after about an hour or so. In approximately 3 to 5 days after the injections, a decrease of sweating in the treated areas will be noted. The effects usually last for approximately 6 to 9 months.
Follow up injections may be needed to achieve the desired affect but this will be discussed with you during your free consultation.