Botox® Treatment for Excessive Sweating

Excessive Sweating

Botox® for excessive sweating is a relatively easy and quick treatment, and most patients report being very satisfied. This popular anti-wrinkle treatment is FDA-approved for excessive sweating.

How It Works

Botox® is injected directly into the skin of the problem area and can take several weeks to take full effect, lasting from 4 to 14 months. The injections are incredibly effective at completely shutting down the sweat production in problem areas such as the underarms, the palms of the hands, the soles of the feet, the groin, and the scalp. These injections prevent the release of the neurotransmitters that signal the sweat glands to activate.

Causes of Excessive Sweating

Sweating, or perspiration, is the body’s primary mechanism for keeping cool. But when you have excessive sweating, this is a condition dermatologists refer to as hyperhidrosis. There are many causes behind excessive sweating, including stress, menopause, anxiety, and obesity. It can also be hereditary.

While excessive sweating is harmless, it can significantly affect quality of life.

Signs of Excessive Sweating

It might be hard to tell the difference between normal sweating and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). We all sweat sometimes, but some signs indicate issues with excessive sweating, such as:

  • You sweat even when the temperature is mild
  • You sweat even if you have not had any physical exertion
  • Your sweating causes problems in your everyday life
  • You get infections on the areas of your body where you sweat
  • You notice sweat stains on your clothing
  • Your skin remains wet for long periods

Botox® Treatment for Excessive Sweating

For patients with hyperhidrosis, or people not diagnosed with the condition but simply don’t like to sweat, Botox® is the answer.

Treatment usually takes 10 minutes to be administered. A numbing agent may be applied to the skin before treatment to minimize discomfort. Several Injections are placed in the area of concern just below the surface of the skin using fine needles.

What to Expect After Botox® Treatment for Excessive Sweating

As with any type of injection, there may be some swelling at the site along with slight bruising. You can apply ice to the injection site to minimize any swelling or bruising.

You can resume all normal activities immediately following the procedure.

Botox® Treatment for Smelly Armpits

There are two major types of sweat glands: apocrine and eccrine glands. The eccrine glands are responsible for the majority of moisture associated with sweating, whereas the apocrine glands can be blamed for the odor produced in some areas, such as the underarms.

While Botox® injections into the sweat glands can decrease both sweating and odor, they are not a permanent solution. Patients with hyperhidrosis will need repeat Botox treatments every few months to sustain desired results.

Botox® Treatment for Excessive Sweating in NY, NJ, PA and CT

Using Botox® to treat excessive sweating problems is becoming an increasingly popular and safe method for those who simply don’t want to live with the embarrassment any longer.

If you feel that you may suffer from excessive sweating or are just looking for an alternative that is more effective than your basic antiperspirant, please call Schweiger Dermatology Group at (844) DERM-DOC to schedule an appointment.

About Schweiger Dermatology Group

Schweiger Dermatology Group was founded to help make excellent dermatology care accessible throughout the Northeast. In 2010, Dr. Eric Schweiger started the practice with a single location in Midtown Manhattan. When he saw the need for high-quality dermatology care that did not require weeks or months of waiting to see a qualified provider, his vision of a multi-location practice was born.

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