BOTOX FOR EXCESSIVE SWEATING
Excessive perspiration can be embarrassing and may cause emotional, professional and social problems. Although bothered by excessive sweating, patients often don’t believe it can be treated and therefore do not seek medical help.
Botox injections have been FDA approved to treat excessive sweating. In the skin, Botox selectively turns off the sweat glands resulting in a normal appearance without wetness.
Treatment is performed during an outpatient clinic visit and no recuperative time or special care is needed afterwards. The side effects are minimal and beneficial effects long-lasting (average 6-12 months). Extremely high patient satisfaction rates of up to 98 percent have been documented in various clinical studies.
The injections are performed with the smallest available needle and are only skin deep. Using an anesthetic cream, injections in the underarms are nearly pain free. Results are apparent in around a week.