Hyperhidrosis, or excessive underarm sweating not related to heat or activity, affects about 1% of the U.S. population. Hyperhidrosis is most often caused by overactive nerves that signal the sweat glands in the underarms to produce more sweat. Even though this condition is rare and not life-threatening, hyperhidrosis can severely affect a person’s daily life as they try everything possible to conceal the extra sweat. This desire to hide the condition stems from social stigmas about sweating being related to obesity, laziness, and dirtiness.
Old Dog, New Trick
Luckily for Tampa Bay residents, we have an awesome solution for hyperhidrosis sufferers, and it’s been right here under our noses for years – Botox®!
That’s right… the same Botox® that smooths out facial wrinkles and fine lines can also provide much needed relief for people living with excessive underarm sweating. When injected in very small amounts near the gland responsible for producing underarm sweat, Botox® actually stops the signals telling the gland to produce more sweat
Results from using Botox® for hyperhidrosis appear in 10-14 days following treatment, and can last longer than seven months! With follow-up treatments, patients with hyperhidrosis can permanently alleviate the condition and free themselves from the chains of embarrassment that excessive sweating brings.
Botox® for Hyperhidrosis in Tampa Bay
For more information on how Botox® can help your excessive underarm sweating when more conventional treatments have failed, contact Ultimate Image Cosmetic Medical Center in Clearwater and Tampa at (727) 799-7000 or request an appointment online. Our team of aesthetic professionals can help you decide if this innovative use for our most popular facial neuromuscular blocker is right for you, and get you scheduled for treatment. Don’t live one more day in shame from excessive underarm sweating! Take back control of your life with hyperhidrosis treatment with Botox® at Ultimate Image today!