Hyperhidrosis is a condition in which your body produces excessive amounts of perspiration for no obvious reason. At Gold Skin Care Center, we understand that this can cause extreme social embarrassment and self-consciousness.
That’s why board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michael H. Gold and his staff offer medical treatments including the latest FDA approved topical medication for this, known as Qbrexa, as well as the use of Botox injections as part of a sweat reduction treatment plan that addresses this condition safely and effectively. In addition, The Laser & Rejuvenation Center offers the MiraDry system, the only FDA approved Energy Based Device used to treat hyperhidrosis.
What Is Hyperhidrosis?
Sweating is a normal bodily function that helps your body control its temperature. It normally is activated when you exert energy (e.g., during physical activity), deal with stress, or endure hot temperatures.
However, if you perspire in situations that don’t normally call for it, then you may know the frustration of having hyperhidrosis. It can cause anxiety in professional environments and in your social life and cause physical discomfort.
Hyperhidrosis commonly occurs in various parts of the body, particularly small areas, including:
- The armpit (axillary hyperhidrosis)
- The palms of the hands (palmar hyperhidrosis)
- The bottoms of the feet (plantar hyperhidrosis)
- he head or face (craniofacial)
- Even under the breasts or between the buttocks
Furthermore, other problems can happen as a result:
- The inability to wear certain clothing or shoes
- Increased body odor
- Heightened risk of fungal infections
The Effects of Botox on Hyperhidrosis
Botox injections for excessive sweating can yield results within 2-4 days. Although the results can vary, you can notice sweat reduction that lasts 4-9 months. Once the effects wear off, repeat treatments once every 6 months is recommended.
Botox for Sweat Reduction
The same Botox you’re familiar with for reducing dynamic wrinkles like frown lines and crow’s feet is effective for reducing excessive sweating. In the same manner that Botox helps correct dynamic wrinkles, it can help address hyperhidrosis when antiperspirants and medications are ineffective.
Hyperhidrosis is caused by overactive sweat glands, which produce sweat even when conditions do not warrant it. Botox is FDA-approved for blocking the nerve signals in these glands to reduce sweating. Injecting Botox into a sweat gland in the problem area temporarily renders the gland inactive, thereby stopping the production of sweat.
What to Expect During Treatment
Treatment with Botox generally entails very little pain or discomfort due to the use of ultrafine needles for injections. However, technique and placement are important, which is why you should trust your treatment only to a trusted, trained injector.
At Gold Skin Care Center, our practitioners are experienced and trained to administer the injections with proper technique and skill. For added comfort, a topical anesthetic or ice may be applied. A single treatment session takes under an hour, usually around 30 minutes, although this depends on the extent of the areas you want to be treated. There is little downtime, if any at all, meaning you can get right back to your normal schedule.
Botox is well established for being one of the safest, most effective treatments you can find, especially when administered by a professional with training, experience, and technique. However, post-treatment side effects near the injection site are possible, including swelling, bruising, temporary weakness, and redness.
To Learn More about Botox Sweat Reduction, Contact Gold Skin Care Center
Botox goes right to the heart of the problem of excessive sweating, and Dr. Gold and his staff are experts in delivering this treatment. To learn more, schedule a consultation with Gold Skin Care Center in Nashville by contacting us online or calling us.