Do you carefully plan your wardrobe to limit excessive sweating? Or steer clear of certain social settings because you’re self-conscious about how much you sweat? You may have a condition known as hyperhidrosis.
If you are looking for a treatment to combat hyperhidrosis, our medical experts at Magnolia Medical & Aesthetics can help. We can provide the treatment plan you need to help minimize excessive sweating in specific areas of the body.
What is Hyperhidrosis?
Natural sweating is regulated by the hypothalamus, the part of the brain that controls body processes. It sends signals to the body’s sweat glands through various nerves scattered across the body.
These nerves respond to different kinds of stress, including emotional, social, and physical, as well as increased body temperature.
For people who suffer with hyperhidrosis, the sweat glands overestimate these signals and over produce sweat as result. There are several treatment options for hyperhidrosis including Botox, antiperspirant, oral medication, and surgery.
Botox for Hyperhidrosis
Though not a serious medical condition, hyperhidrosis can cause embarrassment and social anxiety for affected individuals. Botox for sweating is a highly effective treatment that has been clinically proven to provide relief for more than 93% of treated patients.
How Botox Treats Hyperhidrosis
Botox for hyperhidrosis temporarily blocks the chemical signals from the nerves that trigger the sweat glands. Blocking chemical signals from the sweat glands in the treated areas temporarily eliminates the excessive sweating.
It can take up to a week for the Botox to start working properly. Many people may notice results sooner than that, but it is important not to expect a miraculous sweat disappearance right away.
The effects of Botox injections can last from six to eight months. Regular follow-up injection sessions are required in order to maintain the results.
Botox injections are an effective nonsurgical method of treating excessive armpit sweating. When injected by a professional into the armpits, it blocks the sympathetic nerve signals that stimulate the excessive sweating. Botox for sweating is quick, performed in the office, and doesn’t even require the use of an anesthetic!
Excessively sweaty feet, or plantar hyperhidrosis, often accompany palm sweating. Unfortunately, too much sweat on the feet can cause other health problems like fungal infection and foot odor, not to mention make it difficult to wear certain types of footwear. Neuromodulator injections in the feet can reduce the amount of sweating the patient experiences, prevent fungal foot infections, and improve overall quality of life.
Palmar hyperhidrosis, or sweaty palms, is the most prevalent type of excessive sweating condition. Many patients start experiencing the symptoms of palmar hyperhidrosis during childhood, with the sweat often occurring to the point of dripping down the hands. Often embarrassing and having a negative affect on self-confidence, sweaty palms can be easily treated with Botox injections.
Botox for Hyperhidrosis
30 to 45 minutes
No downtime. Don't massage or appear pressure to treated area
Typically last 6 to 8 months