Sweat really isn’t a topic people want to talk about. It’s an unsanitary issue at the best of times, but if you suffer from an excess of sweat then the situation can feel so much more embarrassing. But while excess sweat can be uncomfortable and damaging to your confidence, there are options to treat it. Botox is one of the options we will discuss today. Here’s what you need to know.
What is Hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis disorder refers to a condition where the afflicted individual has an excess of sweat. In normal conditions we may sweat when we are hot or have engaged in strenuous activity. But with Hyperhidrosis, a person may sweat profusely regardless of whether these sweat triggers are in place. So, you may end up sweating at random and socially inappropriate times.
Causes of Hyperhidrosis
Depending on the type of Hyperhidrosis an individual suffers from, the cause of the problem may vary. With Primary Focal Hyperhidrosis, the issue is typically genetic and affects areas like the feet, hands, face, head, and underarms.
Secondary generalized hyperhidrosis on the other hand is a side effect of an underlying health condition. This include:
- heart disease
- adrenal gland disorders
- spinal cord injuries
- lung disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis or HIV
It’s important to speak with your doctor if you are concerned about the second type of Hyperhidrosis or don’t have a family history of over sweating.
Sweat Reduction Treatment
There are a number of treatment options available to you to help reduce excess sweat. These begin from specialized antiperspirants and drugs all the way up to surgery. Typically, you will be started on an antiperspirant and then have your progress monitored. If this fails to do the trick, then your doctor may suggest another course of treatment like Botox.
How Botox Can Reduce Sweat
Botox is a muscle relaxer that can be injected into the muscles to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and you’ll probably know it best as a cosmetic procedure.
However, it has recently seen use as a treatment for excessive sweating too. The botox injections are done in the areas that are most prone to over sweating (like the armpits). Once injected, the botulinum toxin will block the nerves that activate your sweat glands by paralyzing the muscles.
The use of Botox for sweat reduction has been approved by the FDA for use on the underarms but studies have also shown that it can be an effective treatment for other areas like the palms.
The procedure is quick and can be done in the office, but due to the nature of Botox, you will need to have touch ups as the effects are temporary.
While over sweating can be an embarrassing topic, it’s important to realise that you have options available to you. Through botox, there is now a solution that can target the sweat glands and help keep you dry.
So, if you’re ready to tame your over sweating right this second and you want to try out Botox, then why not book an appointment with Glow Aesthetic Center in Encino, CA today.
At Glow Aesthetic Center, we strive to provide the best possible treatment. Call (818) 905-8815 or fill out the form on our Contact or Book an Appointment pages to schedule a consultation. You’re just one quick call away from saying goodbye to excess sweat forever!