Excessive sweating, also referred to as hyperhidrosis, is diagnosed in people who sweat more than necessary. A person that suffers from excessive sweating may experience embarrassment, depression, and anxiety due to their inability to control the condition.
If left untreated, severe underarm sweating may interfere with a person’s ability to perform everyday activities, go to work, and participate in social events.
Fortunately, Botox injections are an effective treatment option available that can help a person manage hyperhidrosis.
Botox injections are commonly used to treat the medical condition hyperhidrosis. Sweating is a natural process that affects everyone. The body contains two types of sweat glands-apocrine and eccrine. The main function of these sweat glands is to help regulate the body’s core temperature.
When a person experiences severe underarm sweating, treatment may be needed to control this problem. There are topical agents that can be utilized along with oral medication. If those do not work, injectable Botox is a great option.
Botox is often used as a non-invasive and non-surgical treatment that corrects wrinkles and fine lines. But it can also be used to treat problematic sweating. To treat excessive sweating, Botox blocks the nerve signals that are responsible for sweating, preventing the sweat glands from producing too much sweat.
How Long Do Results Last
When Botox is injected into the underarms, it can provide relief from profuse sweating for three to five months on average. The frequency of treatment will vary from person to person. Often, when a person begins to experience an increase in sweating, they will seek repeat treatment.
What to Expect
Before the injections are administered, your medical provider must first identify the exact location of the overactive sweat glands. During the procedure, a thin needle is used to administer multiple injections to the underarm area, using a grid-like pattern. Some patients may find these injections painful since the treatment area is very sensitive.
After treatment, the area heals fairly quickly. Most patients are allowed to resume normal activities on the same day. Patients are advised to avoid using antiperspirant and deodorant for twelve hours after treatment.
Excessive sweating symptoms should improve or disappear completely, within two weeks following the procedure.
Benefits of Receiving Botox Treatments for Excessive Sweating
After the initial treatment, patients can expect a significant reduction in sweating. They may also experience other notable improvements, such as increased self-esteem, self-confidence, and a reduction in symptoms and feelings of depression and anxiety.
Will Multiple Treatments Be Needed to Treat My Hyperhidrosis?
Patients who receive Botox treatment for underarm sweating often see results within a matter of 2-4 days and will experience the full toxin effects within two weeks. Injections of botulinum toxin are not a permanent solution for hyperhidrosis. Repeat treatment will be needed within 34-5 months, however, some patients have noted that they required treatment sooner, while others required treatment every six months.
Contact Altaire Clinic to Schedule a Consultation Today
Excessive sweating can cause anxiety, and depression, and can impact a person’s daily quality of life. Botox is a minimally invasive procedure with a fast recovery time and few side effects. Underarm injections for profuse sweating can provide dramatic relief, boost confidence, and can allow you to participate in the activities you once loved, without feeling uncomfortable and self-conscious. If you’re interested in learning more about this revolutionary treatment and how it works, contact Altaire Clinic today at (701)356-5503 or book an appointment online.