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Don't Sweat It: How Does BOTOX® For Hyperhidrosis Work?

Don't Sweat It: How Does BOTOX® For Hyperhidrosis Work?

Sweat is the body’s way of keeping cool and it’s completely natural. But if you find that you are sweating frequently and without a cause, you may have hyperhidrosis, also known as excessive sweating. There’s not a specific amount of sweat that needs to be produced for it to be considered excessive and this is left up to individual discretion. If you feel you have to change clothes or shower throughout the day, you avoid touching others for fear you’ll be clammy, or if you are generally uncomfortable with the amount you sweat, you are likely sweating excessively. But there is a solution to this condition if you look to the cosmetics industry. While BOTOX® is known for offering its stunning anti-aging effects, it can also be used to prevent the symptoms of hyperhidrosis.

BOTOX® And Hyperhidrosis

What Is BOTOX®?
OnabotulinumtoxinA, more commonly known as BOTOX®, is a Health Canada-approved injectable that is a derivative of the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Although created from the same toxin that causes botulism, BOTOX® is given in small doses often to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. This completely safe, anti-aging treatment works by weakening or paralyzing certain muscles and nerves at the site of injection.

What Is Hyperhidrosis?
This condition causes a person to sweat excessively. For some people, this occurs in specific locations, whereas other people experience excess sweat all over or in a combination of places. The most common affected areas of the body include the:

  • Armpits/underarms
  • Palms of the hands
  • Soles of the feet
  • Face
  • Chest Groin 

While this condition isn’t dangerous to health, many people feel self-conscious about their body sweat or uncomfortable with the sensation of frequently damp clothing from sweat. If you suffer from hyperhidrosis, read here to learn about some ways to reduce hyperhidrosis symptoms.

How Can BOTOX® Reduce The Symptoms Of Hyperhidrosis?
The paralyzing effects of BOTOX® not only work to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines but they have also been shown to block the release of the neurotransmitter responsible for activating the sweat glands. The body is primed to release sweat when it gets too warm, but the nerves in people with hyperhidrosis are extra sensitive and will begin to release sweat even when the body temperature is normal. By inhibiting these nerves, there is no way for the body to signal to the brain that it is too warm and sweating is minimized. The use of BOTOX® to reduce the effects of hyperhidrosis has been shown to be 80-90% effective.

When receiving BOTOX® for hyperhidrosis, it is important that you visit a skin care specialist who is experienced administering BOTOX® for this purpose so that the treatment is properly administered and effective. Receiving BOTOX® injections is fairly quick and painless, with injections performed either in a physician's office or at a medspa. The injections for both underarms typically only take about 10 minutes to administer, although the BOTOX® may not begin to take effect for 2 to 4 days and full effects may not be seen until 2 weeks after injections.

Edmonton BOTOX® Solutions For Hyperhidrosis

If you are tired of excessive sweating and are looking for a quick, easy, and safe solution, try BOTOX® for hyperhidrosis. To ensure you are receiving BOTOX® from a trained skin care professional who is experienced in hyperhidrosis, visit Glo Skin and Medspa in Edmonton. Our skin care experts are trained and highly knowledgeable about the uses of BOTOX® and can ensure a safe and effective injection. To book a complimentary consultation with one of our skin care experts to make sure BOTOX® for hyperhidrosis is right for you, call Glo Skin and Medspa in Edmonton at 1-780-481-9772 or fill out the contact form. For additional information about BOTOX® for hyperhidrosis and to find out who is a good candidate for injections, read more here.

FAQ

Q: Can hyperhidrosis disappear on its own?
A: If your condition is caused by a family genetic predisposition, then it is highly unlikely that you will outgrow hyperhidrosis. Fortunately, there are several treatment options that you can explore with your skin care specialist to help minimize your symptoms and improve your quality of life.

Q: How long does BOTOX® prevent the effects of hyperhidrosis?
A: A reduction in sweat production due to the use of BOTOX® can be effective anywhere between 4 and 14 months depending on the extent of your hyperhidrosis, your personal reaction to the BOTOX®, and more. Discuss potential results with your skin care specialist during your free consultation.

Q: Can BOTOX® be used to resolve all forms of hyperhidrosis?
A: BOTOX® has been approved and shown to be effective for the use of underarm hyperhidrosis and many patients self-report satisfaction with treatment in other areas.

 


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