Hyperhidrosis in the palms and armpits is managed by using BOTOX® Cosmetic’s state-of-the-art treatments that are non-surgical and FDA approved. By temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate sweat, BOTOX is able to stop excessive sweating for up to nine months.
What Is Hyperhidrosis and How Is It Treated?
Hyperhidrosis is a condition that causes extreme sweating in circumstances that don’t usually activate your sweat glands. For people who suffer from hyperhidrosis, sweating can occur for no apparent reason and at a higher volume than normal. It can be uncomfortable and can cause embarrassment, negatively impacting quality of life.
The Vein Institute of Hunterdon treats hyperhidrosis with BOTOX® Cosmetic, an FDA approved, non-surgical treatment that replaces the need for underarm surgery. In the past, hyperhidrosis was treated with a surgical procedure that involved the excision of sweat glands, but with BOTOX The Vein Institute combats excessive underarm and palm sweating with this non-surgical treatment.
How Does Hyperhidrosis Treatment Work?
Normally, your nervous system activates your sweat glands when your body tries to cool itself. For people with hyperhidrosis, these nerves are overactive. BOTOX treats hyperhidrosis by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate sweat. By not receiving signals, the glands stop producing sweat. The results from BOTOX usually last up to nine months.
When Will I See Results?
While normal activities can be resumed immediately after treatment, it will take two to seven days for sweating to stop in the treated area. It can take up to two weeks for total dryness.
Benefits of Hyperhidrosis Treatment
The benefits of BOTOX for hyperhidrosis can be life-changing. The procedure poses minimal discomfort and is:
- Very effective
- Relatively long-lasting
Who Is a Candidate for Hyperhidrosis Treatment?
It may be possible to control sweating with a strong anti-perspirant, but if over-the-counter treatments have not helped control excessive sweating, you may be a good candidate for hyperhidrosis treatment. You should see your doctor if you have experienced:
- Excessive sweating around the hands and underarms that has led to bacterial or fungal infections
- Embarrassment or avoidance of activities that may increase sweating
- Signs or symptoms of secondary generalized hyperhidrosis (SGH), which is when a medical condition or side effect of medication causes excessive sweating
If you are suffering from excessive sweat, it’s time to take back control. Contact The Vein Institute today.