If you suffer from Hyperhidrosis, excessive underarm sweating, injections in your underarms can safely and dramatically reduce your complaints. The injections temporarily block the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands don’t receive chemical signals, the production of excessive sweat stops in the treated areas. The excessive sweating may be either localized in specific parts of the body, or generalized (everywhere). In some cases, your physician may also inject it in your palms, and occasionally other parts of the body. The goal is to reduce excess sweating to normal levels, but not total elimination.
What does the treatment involve?
CONSULTATION: A consultation will take place, where our specialized dermatologist discuss your specific skin concerns.
PROCESS: During the procedure, a very fine needle is used to inject tiny amounts of Botox just under the skin intermittently throughout the area of excessive sweating.
TIME: The procedure takes only a few minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated, and requires no downtime.
NUMBER OF TREATMENTS NEEDED: The effects of Botox are temporary, which means you’ll need more injections in the future. For underarm sweating, dryness can last anywhere from four to fourteen months. Results may not last as long for the hands and feet, and you may need to repeat your treatment in about six months.
Frequently Asked Questions:
DOES IT HURT?
Botox injections in general use a tiny micro-needle, which helps minimize any pain associated with the treatment. Pain during the injection process for treating excessive sweating, can be comfortably managed with topical numbing cream applied to the area.
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?
After the treatment is performed, excess sweating will start to decrease within days and will continue to decrease to reach its full effect after one to two weeks. Results will last anywhere from six months up to a year.
1.You may apply antiperspirants as soon as the skin has recovered from the injections- usually within 4-12 hours.
2. Avoid vigorous exercise or extreme heat for 48 hours after treatment.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
The treatment area may feel sore and or tender for the first 12 hours.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR HYPERHYDROSIS ?
If you have seen your GP, your diagnosis is confirmed and you have tried and failed to get along with alternative topical treatments, then it is likely, subject to your medical history, that Botox would be an appropriate treatment for you. To get Botox injections for hyperhidrosis, you must be at least 18 years old.
WHO IS NOT A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR BOTOX TO TREAT HYPERHIDROSIS?
You are not a good candidate for this treatment
1. If you are pregnant (or might be) or are breast feeding.
2.If you have a skin infection at the site for treatment.
3. If you have had previous adverse, sensitivity reactions to any botulinum toxin.