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Hyperhidrosis Treatment with Botox® Injections
What is Hyperhidrosis?
Sweating is a body’s natural function to keep cool and is necessary for the body to reduce heat. Severe, or excessive sweating is known as hyperhidrosis. Individuals with this medical condition will sweat even when the body is cool or at rest. It usually affects the hands, feet and underarms (axilla). It is a common condition that can affect both men and women. This uncontrollable sweating causes significant physical and emotional stress as well as frequently leading to social avoidance.
What is the Botox® Injections treatment for Hyperhidrosis?
Botox® injections has been used for years to treat wrinkles, but doctors are finding that it can be used successfully to treat hyperhidrosis. These Botox® injections will create a barrier for the sweat glands. Sweat will not be produced in the areas that have been treated with the anti-sweat injections. There is a 90% success rate for individuals that utilise the treatment for hyperhidrosis. One treatment can reduce sweating dramatically.
Is Hyperhidrosis Treatment with Botox® Injections Right for Me?
If you suffer from hyperhidrosis of the armpits, palms and/or soles and you find yourself thinking about your excessive sweating many times per day or have tried various treatments already to control the excessive sweating and nothing has worked, Botox® Injections may be the solution for you.
Botox® is not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women. You cannot undergo this procedure if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in Botox® or if you have a neuromuscular disorder (such as myasthenia gravis) or an infection at the injection site.
What Can I Expect at my Appointment for Botox injections for hyperhidrosis?
After a thorough consultation with Dr. Doumit, during which your goals and expectations will be fully addressed, the procedure will begin. After cleansing the area to be treated, a numbing cream will be applied. This ensures the injections administered by Dr. Doumit will only cause minor discomfort. Botox will then be injected in the skin using tiny ultrafine needles in the area where excessive sweating takes place. Within a matter of minutes, the procedure will be done and is well tolerated by most individuals.
How Long Will the Results Last?
Within 5 to 7 days, the Botox® Injections will take effect, in which sweating in the area will subside. A single treatment will last up to 8 months, with most individuals seeing results lasting 6 months on average. The treatment will leave you feeling more confident and able to enjoy life without worrying about damp armpits, sweaty hands and feet.
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Botox® injections are an effective remedy to treat hyperhidrosis. If you have questions or need more information, call today for a consultation with Dr. Doumit.