As the weather gets hot, jumping into the pool can be a great way to cool down. Getting damp in other ways isn’t as pleasant, though – especially not if you’re sweating a lot.
With summer just around the corner, hyperhidrosis (a condition that causes excessive sweating) can be extra disruptive, frustrating, and even embarrassing. Thankfully, Botox is one of the best hyperhidrosis treatments for stopping irritating dampness.
If you experience excessive sweating, this post is for you! We’ll explain hyperhidrosis, and explain why Botox works so well to address it.
What Is Hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is a condition where the sweat glands are overactive, which leads to excessive sweating. It can be a side effect of other health conditions, but often, there is no underlying cause beyond a nervous system malfunction.
With this condition, your body begins to produce sweat at the drop of a hat, and often for no discernible reason. While most people sweat when they’re exercising or overheated, those with hyperhidrosis sweat even at normal temperatures and with minimal exertion.
While this condition is not life-threatening, it can be incredibly frustrating. It can lead to anxiety and embarrassment, and it can also lead to night sweats, which can make it difficult to sleep comfortably. If it impacts your palms, it can make gripping things or working with your hands very difficult.
In some cases, the excessive amount of moisture against the skin can even lead to irritation or a higher risk of infections.
Botox for Hyperhidrosis
Botox can be an amazing treatment for hyperhidrosis, and it’s even FDA-approved for this purpose. While it’s usually a wrinkle treatment, applying it more superficially can help stop the action of the sweat glands.
Botox works by blocking the release of the neurotransmitters that stimulate sweat production. As a result, once it’s injected into the sweat glands, it significantly decreases your ability to sweat in the treated area.
It’s primarily recommended for underarm sweating, but it can be done on other parts of the body where excessive sweating can be a problem, including the hands, and face.
Within just a few days of treatment, the targeted area produces approximately 80%-90% less sweat, an effect that lasts for up to six months! Once you notice that your sweating resumes, you can always come back for a new appointment.
Is Botox for Excessive Sweating Right for Me?
If you suffer from excessive sweating, Botox is a great treatment option. Almost everyone over the age of 18 can undergo Botox, with the exception of those with pre-existing allergies to Botox or anyone with an active infection in the treatment area.
Usually, doctors first recommend powerful or prescription-only antiperspirants as a solution for hyperhidrosis. In many cases, this isn’t enough.
The main benefit of Botox is that it’s incredibly effective within just one treatment and yet it’s minimally invasive. Other treatment options, like iontophoresis (an electric current treatment), require a series of treatments to show any results, while others, like sweat gland removal surgery, are costly and invasive.
Offers at SEV Laser
With Botox for hyperhidrosis, the sweating can stop almost right away, so why wait?
At SEV, we’re proud to offer treatments that help our clients feel confident in their bodies. We don’t want you to suffer the discomfort that excessive sweating can cause, and we’d love to help you nip the problem in the bud. Check out our booking portal to see if Botox is available at your nearest SEV.