Excessive sweating not related to heat or activity, also known as hyperhidrosis, affects about 1% of the population in the United States. Overactive nerve signals are the most common cause. These nerves signal the sweat glands to overproduce, leaving you all sweaty for seemingly no reason. This causes most people extreme discomfort and embarrassment. It can even prevent some people from being able to work or have normal social lives. Efforts to conceal hyperhidrosis are usually futile and put tons of undue stress and expense on the patient.
Until recently, treatments for hyperhidrosis were lackluster at best. Extra strength antiperspirants, frequent washing, and always having multiple changes of clothing seemed to be the only way. But now, hyperhidrosis patients have a glimmer of hope – Botox!
Botox Can Eliminate Excessive Sweating
You probably think about wrinkles when you hear the word Botox…and don’t get us wrong… Botox is awesome at reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. But somewhere along the way, clever users realized that they experienced much less sweat around the injection sites and made the connection.
Botox hinders sweating by blocking those pesky nerve signals that cause sweat glands to overproduce. In less than two weeks following treatment, patients will notice a significant drop in sweat production near the injection sites. These life-changing effects can last up to seven months at a time, giving hyperhidrosis patients a much-needed sense of normalcy without constant upkeep.
A Whole Body Solution
Hyperhidrosis can affect patients anywhere on the body where there are sweat glands. While the underarms are definitely a common place for excessive sweating, they are not the only place on the body that can be affected. Some patients experience sweating on their hands, feet, or even all over their bodies. Lucky for these patients, Botox can be used to treat hyperhidrosis all over the body.
Botox Injections for Hyperhidrosis in Tampa Bay
If you’re living with excessive sweating due to hyperhidrosis and are desperate for relief, Botox may be the answer. If you’ve tried other treatments with no luck, call Ultimate Image Cosmetic Medical Center in Clearwater and Tampa at (727) 799-7000 or request an appointment online.