Do you feel like you sweat more than is considered normal? Hyperhidrosis is a condition where excessive sweating occurs in certain parts of the body at any time without one feeling nervous or overheated. Hyperhidrosis can affect hands, feet, underarms, even the groin area. This condition can lead to social awkwardness, self-consciousness, and can be functionally debilitating in some extreme cases.
Botox for Hyperhidrosis
Botox could be the answer to your condition. Strategic Botox injections can prevent excessive sweating and provide relief from the problems associated with it. These injections disrupt the nerve signals giving instructions to the sweat glands, and as a result prevent the sweating. Botox is an FDA-approved method for the prevention of hyperhidrosis, and is safe and effective when administered by an experienced dermatologist such as Dr. Melda Isaac at the MI Skin Dermatology Center.
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How effective is Botox for Hyperhidrosis?
Effects of Botox on hyperhidrosis usually last around six months, meaning that with only twice a year injections you can experience relief from excessive sweating. The injections are virtually pain-free, and if a patient wishes, a topical numbing cream can also be applied. Side effects are limited to potential minor swelling and redness, which typically disappear after a few days.
How long does a treatment take?
Botox injections for hyperhidrosis do not take long, and the patient can usually be in and out of the office within an hour. There’s no downtime involved, so feel free to return to your everyday activities as soon as you exit the office! With just a little bit of time, you and your doctor can make that excessive sweat disappear.