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Botox Treatment for Excessive Sweating

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June 28 2019

Botox Treatment for Excessive Sweating

Hyperhidrosis is a condition that causes abnormal levels of sweating that is not linked to exercise or heat. The amount of sweating that occurs is much more than is needed to cool down the body. Individuals with this condition often sweat so much that their clothing is soaked. This condition may also cause extreme levels of sweating in the hands and some individuals hands sweat so much that they are often dripping. Many individuals with this condition experience disruption of their daily activities and may feel self conscious or anxious due to their excessive sweating. It is diagnosed when individuals experience profuse sweating that affects the underarms, face, or hands at least once time a week during the day. There are several options for treating this condition.

Benefits of Botox for Hyperhidrosis
Botox is made up of a toxin (i.e., onobotulinumtoxinA), which is used to temporarily paralyze muscles. The toxin that is used in Botox is developed by the microbe that induces botulism. Botox has been shown to be effective in the treatment of extreme sweating in the face, head, feet, hands, armpits, and other areas of the body (e.g., behind the knees, under breasts, or back). Further, Botox injections have been shown to be 80% to 90% effective in the treatment of excessive sweating in the hands. After receiving Botox injections, individuals are able to immediately return to their normal daily activities. It is important to note that it may take up to two weeks to experience complete dryness in the area that received the injection. Keep in mind that the effects of Botox are temporary and follow up injections must occur in order to maintain dryness. Botox is extremely effective in treating sweating that excessive and helps individuals have a better quality of life.

If you deal with hyperhidrosis, botox is the solution for you. Visit Azure Aesthetic in Bomanville to learn more about the treatment and find out if you are a good candidate. Contact us today to book an appointment!

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