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Excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, can go beyond just being an annoyance – it can actually impact one’s quality of life significantly. Beyond the obvious effects of sweating through clothes or having constantly wet and clammy skin, hyperhidrosis often causes significant psychological distress and social anxiety too.

Until recently, treatment options have been limited for those suffering from severe cases of hyperhidrosis. However, the use of Botox for sweating has revolutionized hyperhidrosis treatment by providing an effective, non-invasive option.

How Botox Works for Hyperhidrosis

When injected in tiny doses into the body, Botox works by essentially blocking communication from nerves to muscles.

In the case of hyperhidrosis, Botox blocks the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine from the motor end plates of the nerves that innervate the sweat glands. Acetylcholine is responsible for binding to receptors on sweat glands and signaling them to produce sweat. By inhibiting the release of acetylcholine, Botox interrupts this signal from the autonomic nervous system and the sweat glands won’t be able to produce sweat, even when the brain sends impulses for sweat production in response to heat or stress. This results in a significant reduction of sweat in the treated areas like underarms.

It’s crucial to note that the effects of Botox are temporary because it only lasts as long as the blocked nerve endings are able to form new acetylcholine vesicles. This takes approximately 3-6 months for most patients, which is why repeat treatments are needed to maintain the effects.

Botox Treatment Procedure

The Botox treatment for hyperhidrosis is generally a brief, well-tolerated outpatient procedure that can be performed within 15-30 minutes. The first step involves the injection specialist cleansing and preparing the affected area, which is commonly the underarms but may also include the hands, face, or feet. To minimize discomfort, a topical numbing cream is applied to numb the skin first. They will then use a very thin needle to inject small amounts of Botox into specific areas.

The total amount of Botox used can vary based on the size of the area being treated and the severity of hyperhidrosis symptoms. In most cases, patients can immediately return to normal activities. You can expect results to begin within a few days, but keep in mind that maximum sweat reduction tends to occur within 1-2 weeks as the Botox takes full effect.

Manage Excessive Sweating With The Help of Botox

If you’re suffering from hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating beyond what is needed for thermoregulation, the condition can significantly impair your quality of life. While clinical options were previously limited, botulinum toxin therapy has revolutionized the management of severe hyperhidrosis without surgery today. There’s no need to suffer in silence with hyperhidrosis any longer. Instead, embrace life-changing relief today and call us to enquire about managing your hyperhidrosis with the help of Botox.