How can Botox prevent Hyperhidrosis?
What is Hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis (aka Excessive Sweating) is a common condition which affects a large population of teenagers & adults.
The common areas of the body it effects are;
- The underarm
- Soles of your feet
- Palms of your hand
You can usually expect to see the first signs of Hyperhidrosis upwards from the age 13.
How can Hyperhidrosis be treated?
There are 4 ways this can be treated;
- Prescription Medication
- As an initial step, your GP will likely prescribe you a course of tablets to reduce sweating.
- Iontophoresis is a treatment for excessive sweating which is carried out by sending week electric current into the body.
- This treatment works for some people and others it has no effect; it is not a guaranteed treatment for everyone.
- You can have a surgery where you have the sweat glands removed from the affected area.
- By injecting Botox into the sweat glands, it can prevent sweat being produced.
- Botox will block the nerve receptors meaning the sweat gland won’t know when to produce sweat.
How does Botox prevent Hyperhidrosis?
The way in which Botox works is it blocks the nerve receptor in the nerve block.
If this nerve receptor is blocked no messages can get passed over to the corresponding muscle.
By blocking the nerve receptors where the sweat glands are it stops the production of sweat.
- Work out why it is bothering you?
- Identify the area where Hyperhidrosis is affecting you.
- Inject the Botox superficially in these areas (this is where the sweat glands are located).
- Give the Botox 2 weeks to work to its full effect.
- These results should last between 3 – 5 months.
Why is Hyperhidrosis treatment Popular?
Botox is a popular choice of treatment for hyperhidrosis because many patients have found it provides them with a comfortable & convenient solution that works.
It’s also a more accessible treatment than having surgery to remove sweat glands.
With the ease of the procedure and fast recovery time, you will be able to go back to your daily life straight away.
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