BOTOX® FOR EXCESSIVE SWEATING
Hyperhidrosis is the secretion of sweat in amounts greater than that typically experienced by the average person for temperature regulation. Hyperhidrosis usually affects the arm pits, palms, and soles of the feet. This condition can be embarrassing and cause undue stress to one’s personal and professional life. Luckily, BOTOX® is clinically proven to temporaily reduce excessive sweating.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Hyperhidrosis is the secretion of sweat in amounts greater than what is needed for temperature regulation.
BOTOX® blocks the release of neurotransmitters that are responsible for producing and stimulating the release of sweat.
We will complete a thorough review of your heath history, perform a physical examination, and discuss your treatment goals. For select patients, a “starch test” may be completed to locate sweat glands. Using an ultra-fine needle, we will make a series of quick injections, which typically feel like a small pinch.
Results are typically evident within 1 to 2 weeks.
Results will vary from person to person, however, results typically last 6 months. Over time, the body will slowly break down the BOTOX® and you will regain the function of the sweat glands.
BOTOX® is not recommendedfor use in pregnant or lactating women, as well as anyone who has had an allergic reaction to the drug or any of its active ingredients. Please inform us of any neurological or immunological diseases as this will assist us with determining if BOTOX® is right for you.
BOTOX® complications often arise from inappropriate injections and medication dosing, therefore it is paramount to have a medical practitioner that has extensive knowledge in musculoskeletal physiology and anatomy, pharmacology and hands-on experience to minimize the risk and ensure safety.
Possible adverse reactions may include, but are not limited to the following signs and symptoms:
- Pain/bruising at the injection site
- Skin rash/allergic reaction
- Local muscle weakness
Each individual has different needs. BOTOX® treatment is calculated on a “per unit” bases. This means we will determine the precise amount of medication needed to attain agreed upon results.