Botox for Excessive Sweating
Excessive sweating, also known as “Hyperhidrosis”, is a common problem that affects both men and women. It is seen most often in the underarms, hands and feet and it can cause both social and occupational problems. Hyperhidrosis can now be effectively treated with BOTOX®. When injected into the affected area, BOTOX® can effectively inhibit overactive sweat glands up to 9 months.
Severe underarm sweating is a medical condition known as severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis, which involves overactive sweat glands. Sweat is your body’s temperature regulator. In severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis, sweating significantly exceeds the body’s normal requirements for cooling. Severe underarm sweating that is not adequately managed by topical agents has been shown to frequently interfere with one’s daily activities.
Many people who live with this problem do not realize that they have a chronic, distinct condition despite the fact that they may go through several changes of clothes daily. Most people are misdiagnosed with anxiety disorders or told they cannot be effectively treated or that the only treatment options are extremely invasive.Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, is caused by stimulation of the sweat glands by nerve endings, which descend from higher centers in the brain. These nerves respond to emotional stresses; like intimate social situations, public speaking, physical stresses, and increased body temperature that comes with exercise or hot humid weather.
BOTOX® TreatmentBOTOX® is FDA-approved for severe underarm sweating that is inadequately managed with topical agents. BOTOX® helps control this condition by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands don’t receive chemical signals, the severe sweating stops.