Sweating is a normal function of the human body. Everybody sweats, but some sweat more than others. Excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis is a common sweat condition for many Americans. It can cause great embarrassment especially around coworkers, friends and family. Unlike regular sweating, hyperhidrosis does not respond to antiperspirants. Some patients may even change clothing during the day due to excessive sweating. Fortunately there is a non-surgical solution for patients suffering from hyperhidrosis: Botox.
Botox is FDA-approved to treat excessive sweating. When injected in the underarms, Botox block sweat gland signals therefore temporarily stopping sweat production. “Though Botox is popularly used to treat signs of aging like wrinkles and Crow’s feet, it is extremely effective in treating hyperhidrosis,” says Dr. Vranic of Milan Medical Spa. Botox can prevent underarm sweating for up to 6 to 9 months. According to Philadelphia dermatologist Dr. Ringpfeil, “though commonly injected in the underarms, Botox can be used for sweaty palms and feet as well.”
Botox for hyperhidrosis can be injected in a few minutes. Patients can return to work immediately but are asked to refrain from intense activities such as exercise for a few days. Most patients will see results in just a week. Some may require touch up injections if some areas require additional treatment.
Excessive sweating does not need to go untreated. If you are 18 years old or older and suffer from hyperhidrosis, it is time to speak to the physicians of Milan Medical Spa. Schedule your consultation at our Mesa, Arizona office today.