Botox to Prevent Sweatingby Chikko Moni Chakma ✔Guest Posting / Article Writing ✔Link Building ✔
Hyperhidrosis is defined as an abnormal amount of sweating, not caused by normal factors like exercise or heat. While it isn’t harmful, it is often uncomfortable or embarrassing for those who deal with it. There are topical treatments and antiperspirants for hyperhidrosis, but they’re not 100% effective, and need to be reapplied constantly. Luckily, there is a simple solution that isn’t just “wear more deodorant”. More and more people are turning to Botulinum toxin, more commonly known as Botox, to treat their excessive sweating. Botox is an injectable treatment that is known for helping to smooth wrinkles and frown lines by temporarily paralyzing muscles. Recently, it has gained popularity as a treatment for many other conditions, including migraines, muscle spasms, and sweaty hands.
Renowned Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Martin Jugenburg often addresses hyperhidrosis with Botox for his patients. We spoke with him about some of the most commonly asked questions relating to this FDA approved treatment.
How does Botox help with sweating?
Botox works to stop hyperhidrosis by blocking the nerve signals that go to the sweat glands, thereby decreasing their ability to produce excessive amounts of sweat in the problem areas.
What areas can you use this treatment for?
We’ve used Botox for hyperhidrosis on many different areas of the body. Unsurprisingly, the most common area we inject is the armpits. Although this is the most common area people notice excessive sweating, many patients also get the treatment for the palms of their hands or soles of their feet. Some even get their foreheads treated. Botox can stop sweating in any of these major problem areas.
How much does it cost?
The most common question I get is how much Botox is needed and the estimated cost. Unfortunately there is no set answer, as the amount of Botox and cost depends on the size of the area being treated. As an example, the armpits area usually takes 50 units of Botox per side. On average, Botox is $10-12/unit, so you can expect the treatment to cost around $1,000.
How long does it last?
The treatment lasts approximately 6-8 months, though the exact timing depends on each individual patient.
Does this treatment make you sweat in other areas of the body instead?
If properly administered this treatment shouldn’t cause excessive sweating in other areas of the body unless too much Botox is injected. In those cases, some patients may notice over compensation in other places. This is why you always want to choose an experienced nurse injector for every treatment, even if it's your underarms!
Does the treatment hurt?
The treatment is not unbearably painful. For patients who are worried about pain, we apply a topical numbing cream to make it more comfortable. Patients describe the treatment as a little pinchy, but overall tolerable.
How should patients go about choosing the right injector for their hyperhidrosis treatment?
Patients should choose a reputable clinic with nurse injectors. They should also ask if the injector has experience treating hyperhidrosis and for the specific area like arms, hands, feet etc. Ultimately, I recommend that patients choose a nurse injector that is knowledgeable, experienced, and puts patient safety and comfort first.
Hyperhidrosis may be a common issue that many people struggle with, but it doesn’t have to impact your daily life. Botox is a safe, simple treatment that actually works to stop hyperhidrosis in most areas. A quick appointment with a certified nurse injector can make all the difference for your excessive sweating. For more information, or to watch patients undergo this treatment live, check out Dr. Jugenburg and the SixSurgery Clinic on Instagram.
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