Although sweating may seem embarrassing or uncomfortable at times, it is actually an essential function of the body that keeps us from overheating. Some people, however, sweat more than necessary, such as in situations when the body does not need cooling, and there are no other stressors present. Sweating in these conditions is called hyperhidrosis, and it plagues between two and three percent of Americans.
Botox®? For Excessive Sweating? Yes!
If you believe that excessive sweating is interfering with your everyday life, consider using Botox® to treat it. Yes, you read that right. Botox® has been approved by the FDA as a treatment plan for individuals that are medically considered to have severe underarm sweating. In other words, this treatment can help individuals when other options such as prescription antiperspirants and topical treatments have failed.
How Does Botox® Help Alleviate Excessive Sweating?
Botox® injections help alleviate the symptoms of hyperhidrosis by blocking the nerve signals that stimulate the sweat glands. The procedure is fairly quick and painless, as it involves just a series of injections into each of the underarms and is performed within minutes.
Underarm sweating is, on average, significantly reduced within four weeks. Although it varies from patient to patient, results tend to last between six and seven months.
The Ideal Candidate for Hyperhidrosis Treatment via Botox®
If you notice excessive sweating in the underarm area and have exhausted other common solutions, Botox® injections might be a solution for you. Everyone’s situation is unique, so there is no “one size fits all” solution; to get the best advice for you, schedule a consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Wilcox.
During your consultation, she will spend time getting to know your personal and medical background, as well as your expectations for the procedure. During this time, we can identify if you’re a good candidate for Botox® injections.
To learn more about how Botox® treats hyperhidrosis, or to discuss if it is the right treatment plan for you, contact us today. Plastic Cosmetic Surgery Center of Texas proudly serves men and women living in Plano, Fresco, Dallas and neighboring communities.