We all know that Botox can work wonders on wrinkles. But did you know that Botox can also treat excessive sweating? It turns out that the same nerve-blocking action that Botox uses to treat wrinkles also blocks sweat glands.
Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, most commonly occurs in the armpits, hands, or feet. It can be annoying and can cause social anxiety, causing visible armpit wetness. But you don’t need to be embarrassed to ever raise your arm again!
Ordinary deodorants and antiperspirants can’t effectively treat this condition. Botox has been approved for treatment of excess sweating since 2004 and, when performed by our highly skilled professionals, is a safe treatment that lasts 4-6 months.
What can I expect during a treatment for excess sweating?
Treatment for hyperhidrosis is very similar to treatment for wrinkles – injections into the skin of the affected area using a fine needle.
How long does the treatment take?
Typically, both armpits can be treated in less than 10 minutes. There is no downtime for this “lunch hour” procedure, and most people return to their regular activities immediately.
If you’ve ever wished you had less perspiration in the armpits, hands, or feet, make an appointment for a complimentary consultation with Dr Waples today!