Using Botox for Excessive Sweating
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Excessive perspiration, or 'hyperhidrosis', can make you feel as though you are on your own. Friends, family, even your doctor, may not understand how embarassing and uncomfortable it can be. For many people with the problem, it can cause a lot of emotional stress and it can be expensive. It may even limit your choices in clothing or ruin your clothes altogether.
Many people with the problem find that it interferes with both professional and social life. Millions of people around the world suffer the effects of excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis. In fact about three people in every 100 have the problem. You are not alone.
How does Botox for excessive sweating work?
Botox® temporarily stops the message between the nerves and the sweat gland in the area that has been treated - underarms for example. After a period of months the message system is restored and the sweating will begin to return.
Treatment with Botox® is simpler than you might think. The treatment itself takes about 10 minutes but we allow 45 minutes for your first appointment. This gives you time to ask as many questions as you like, and then we can perform a 'Minor's test' to find out exactly where the sweat glands lie. This simple test uses cornstarch and iodine to define the area that needs to be treated.
Once this is completed the nurse or doctor can inject the Botox® where it is required. This takes just a few minutes. The treatment involves multiple tiny injections in the affected area that enter only the skin. Most people find the treatment a bit uncomfortable rather than painful.
What type of results can I expect?
You should notice a significant reduction in underarm sweating within two weeks of your treatment with Botox®. Most people get a greater than 80% reduction in perspiration for around seven months, although for some it may be less. Caci have seen very good results in clients who have been treated with Botox®, with feedback that the treatment has been life changing for them.
How much does Botox® for hyperhidrosis cost?
A reasonable amount of Botox® is required for effective treatment – much more than is required to treat wrinkles. Please visit your nearest Caci for a complimentary consultation and quote.
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- Learn more about Hyperhidrosis
- Read Jackie's article on her experience with Botox® for underarm perspiration