Increased sweating can not only be embarrassing but potentially lead to an infection. You may have heard that BOTOX can be an effective treatment, and it’s true. So how does BOTOX help with sweating? Read on to learn more.
What Causes Excessive Sweating?
People who sweat too much may be diagnosed with a medical condition, such as hyperhidrosis. Typically, severe underarm sweating is a symptom, but excessive sweating in the hands, feet, underarms, or face can also be.
Primary Focal Hyperhidrosis (PFH)
PFH is a condition characterized by excessive sweating that happens once or twice a week, often many more times than that. The cause is unknown, other than it’s not caused by medication side effects or another medical condition.
Secondary Generalized Hyperhidrosis (SGH)
SGH is a condition where a person has excessive sweating that may be prolonged or come in waves that cover more significant body portions. SGH often occurs during sleeping. It’s a result of another medical condition or can happen as a side effect of a medication you’re taking.
Why Is BOTOX Effective?
BOTOX can not only reduce fine lines, help with migraines, and treat unconscious teeth grinding and clenching, but it can also effectively treat excessive sweating.
How It Works
How does BOTOX help with sweating? The answer is in the botulinum, which affects the nerve signals that trigger your sweat glands to produce perspiration.
The botulinum toxin in BOTOX is also famous for the wrinkle-smoothing and line-filling magic that makes faces look filtered in real life.
What Is Treatment Like?
Avalon Laser is a luxury non-surgical cosmetic boutique. A trained, certified injector will administer your treatment in a private setting.
You can expect the area to be numbed before any injections start. A grid is spaced one to two centimeters to hit as many sweat glands as possible in one pass. As you prepare for the injections, it’s helpful to know that many patients describe the feeling as a pinch rather than a shot. Once the injections are finished, your first scheduled session is complete.
How Is Recovery?
Once your treatment is over, you may feel slightly uncomfortable under your arms. The numbing gel from the procedure should help with any pain, but injections can still make your skin and muscles sore. Consider applying an ice pack if you experience any extended agitation.
For best results, return two or more times to Avalon Laser after your initial appointment for BOTOX treatment to stop excessive sweating. While the effects can result in less sweating over time, expect to return every six months during the first two years following the first procedure for recommended upkeep.
Schedule An Appointment
Contact Avalon Laser today to schedule an appointment. We’ll give you a personal consultation and help outline your treatment.