Everyone sweats. It is a completely natural mechanism that the body uses in order to cool itself off. It can also be a reaction to nervousness or stress. Unfortunately, a person who sweats excessively may have a condition known as hyperhidrosis.
This sweaty condition is one that cannot be attributed to heat or exercise and can be incredibly uncomfortable and embarrassing. For those struggling with Hyperhidrosis, BOTOX® may provide the relief that is needed.
How Does BOTOX Improve Hyperhidrosis
BOTOX is a type of treatment that uses botulinum toxin. Clostridium botulinum produces this neurotoxin protein, which works by blocking the chemical signals that are sent to the sweat glands to tell them to activate. As a result, those who receive this treatment experience a drastic reduction in the production of sweat in the areas that receive treatment.
The Benefits of Treating Hyperhidrosis With BOTOX
BOTOX provides several benefits as a treatment for hyperhidrosis. One of the biggest benefits that patients receive is the drastic reduction in the amount of sweat they produce. In most cases, patients see a decrease between 82% and 87%. Many people benefit from having treatment performed on various parts of their body, including:
- The face and nose
- The head
- The groin area
- The back area
- The feet
- Their hands
- Under the breasts/chest area
BOTOX is a quick process that is usually performed in under 15 minutes. Patients are free to resume their normal daily activities after treatment with no required downtown. Additionally, BOTOX for Hyperhidrosis is affordable and virtually pain-free.
How Long Is Botox Effective?
Patients who receive BOTOX for Hyperhidrosis can expect to experience relief for between four and 12 months. In some cases, patients were able to go around 14 months without needing a repeat treatment.
Contact Miami Skin & Vein for Help Now
Dr. Shaun Patel has extensive experience using BOTOX to help individuals suffering from hyperhidrosis take back their lives. If you are interested in seeing how this treatment can help you, contact Miami Skin & Vein by calling 786-618-5039 or filling out the online contact form to request an appointment today.