BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment for Hyperhidrosis
Hyperhidrosis is a condition that involves excessive sweating and is sometimes accompanied by bad odor. Underarm sweating that is not effectively managed with topical agents can now be treated using BOTOX®.
Excessive underarm sweating is caused by unusual working of the sympathetic nervous system which regulates the production of sweat. Over-activity of this system results in a production of sweat that exceeds our body’s requirement for maintaining a healthy temperature.
This FDA approved treatment helps control this condition by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands don’t recieve chemical signals, the excessive sweating is reduced.
At Vitenas Cosmetic Center, we use BOTOX® Cosmetic to help hyperhidrosis patients battle their excessive sweating throughout greater Houston and the gulf region to boost self-confidence. 100 units of BOTOX® are injected through a very small needle into the skin of each underarm. Treatment with BOTOX® hinders the nerve endings of the motor endplates. Not only do the BOTOX® injections help cease the excessive sweating, there may be simultaneous disappearance of odor associated with decreased sweating, but this is not permanent.
Frequently Asked Questions About Botox® For Hyperhidrosis
Can I resume normal activity after the injection?
Normal activity may be continued directly following this procedure. Heavy exercise shoudl however be avoided for a few hours following treatment.
When will I notice a difference?
In the first few months underarm sweating decreases. The full effect, sometimes including a reduction in sweat-related odor, can be noticed also. Most patients obtain the benefit of dryness for eight months or longer. After that the treatment has to be repeated. The BOTOX® Hyperhidrosis treatment also helps control the production of sweat at night when you are sleeping in bed.
Is there anyone who should not consider this treatment?
Though BOTOX® is very beneficial and effective in profuse sweating control, patients who are preagnant or breast feeding should not receive BOTOX treatment.