How Botox Is Used To Curb Excessive Sweating

How Botox Is Used To Curb Excessive Sweating

Sweating is a mechanism that the body uses to naturally cool off. Excessive sweating on the other hand, also known as hyperhidrosis, is a common condition that can cause stress and embarrassment to anyone who suffers from it. Although there are invasive treatments and both over-the-counter and prescription antiperspirants that can be used to reduce excessive sweating, Botox treatment for excessive sweating, which is available at Al Shunnar Plastic Surgery, is the only FDA approved non-invasive option that can efficiently and successfully treat the condition.

People with hyperhidrosis tend to sweat from different parts of their body including feet, palms, hairline and armpits. The reason this type sweating has a medical name is because it cannot simply be halted by using normal over-the-counter deodorants.

There Are Two Types Of Hyperhidrosis:

  1. Primary hyperhidrosis: This type of excessive sweating happens without any reason – medical or otherwise.
  2. Secondary hyperhidrosis: Also known as generalized hyperhidrosis, it is caused by certain medical conditions or happens as a side-effect of medication.

Causes Of Excessive Sweating

Though the research on the causes has not been conclusive to date, the available data indicates that primary hyperhidrosis is mostly hereditary. Those who suffer from it are diagnosed in their childhood or puberty stages and sweat throughout regardless of the weather or frame of mind. On the other hand, secondary hyperhidrosis is caused by underlying problems including metabolic and neurologic medical problems.

Symptoms Of Hyperhidrosis

Although the prime symptom of hyperhidrosis is wetness, others include:

  • Excessive sweating on your palms, face, feet, back, armpits and hands.
  • Soft skin that leads to peeling.
  • Dermatological infections on parts that tend to perspire most.

Botox Treatment For Excessive Sweating At Al Shunnar Plastic Surgery

Taming hyperhidrosis is not easy without an invasive procedure to remove the sweat glands in that area. Botox treatment on the other hand, is a procedure that provides relief from hyperhidrosis, and is the most effective option because of its paralyzing effects.

Once you visit one of our expert plastic surgeons at Al Shunnar Plastic Surgery, he/she will first diagnose you with the condition by asking you a series of questions. If your symptoms fit with hyperhidrosis, other treatment options will be recommended to you, but if they do not work, Botox will most likely be your last resort.

Botox Treatment for excessive sweating is only recommended for the under arms, but it can also be used on the palms and feet as well.

Botox basically works by temporarily obstructing chemical indicators from the nerves that rouse the sweat glands. For you to stay dry and sweat-free, the Botox sessions have to be repeated every 6 to 8 months.

Botox success rate as an effective treatment for hyperhidrosis lies at more than 90 percent, and the side effects of Botox include bruising and slight swelling at the injection site, which last for about 30 minutes.

What Are Your Next Steps?

To understand more about Botox Treatment for excessive sweating, you can meet one of our experts at Al Shunnar Plastic Surgery for a personal consultation, to develop a tailor-made plan for you. Contact us or book an appointment, and our patient care coordinators will identify the most suitable expert for you.