How Botox Can Help Your Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)

If you suffer from excessive sweating (or hyperhidrosis), you know how uncomfortable it can be to spend prolonged periods of time around others. You might even avoid social gatherings altogether out of embarrassment. But this doesn’t have to be the case. There’s a solution out there, and it might take you by surprise: botox.

What is hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis, or as it’s more commonly called, excessive sweating, can affect people of all ages and backgrounds. It normally targets one area of the body, most commonly on the scalp, under the arms, in the groin area, or on the hands or feet.

How do I treat hyperhidrosis?

There have always been ways to treat hyperhidrosis, but many of these “solutions” only tackle the condition at the surface level. A common over-the-counter remedy is extra-strength antiperspirant, but these antiperspirants can be full of harmful chemicals that run the risk of reactions, such as rashes or even burning sensations. While these products advertise that they can stop sweating altogether, they are often misleading and ineffective. Botox injections tackle hyperhidrosis at the source, beneath the skin.

Botox injections for hyperhidrosis

Many already associate botox with wrinkle reduction, and while this is a clear benefit, botox can also curb excessive sweating. Botox injections contain botulinum, which normally inhibits the muscle contractions that lead to wrinkles. However, when injecting botox near an excessively sweaty region, the botulinum targets the sweat glands instead, blocking the nerve signals that produce sweat and curbing hyperhidrosis.

The results from botox injections last much longer than topical antiperspirants. Rather than applying and reapplying a topical antiperspirant everyday, you’ll simply go in for a botox appointment and not have to return for an extended period. Botox injections for hyperhidrosis typically last between four and six months, but some patients experience botox’s sweat reduction properties for longer.

How do I find out more?

Using botox to fight hyperhidrosis is a surefire way to tackle the sweat glands in your body. If you are considering Botox injections for cosmetic reasons, you might also want to explore what they can do to improve excessive sweating. If you have any questions about hyperhidrosis or the benefits of botox, don’t hesitate to come see us at Plateroti Dermatology. You don’t have to bear the burden of hyperhidrosis on a daily basis. Let us help you fight the battle against excessive sweating.

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