Sweating on a hot day or while we’re exercising is natural and necessary. Our bodies produce sweat to regulate our body temperature. But if you suffer from excessive sweating, known as hyperhidrosis, you know the embarrassment and social anxiety this can cause. If you sweat even when you’re not warm, contact us at ShineMD Medspa & Wellness Center in Houston, TX to ask about Botox for hyperhidrosis.
What Is Hyperhidrosis?
When our sweat glands work properly and moisture hits our skin, the surrounding air cools the sweat, which cools our skin and causes our core temperature to go down. People who live with hyperhidrosis may find they’re sweating almost every waking hour, regardless of their activity, mood, or surrounding temperature.
People who experience this kind of excessive sweating may find they constantly wear dark clothes to hide damp stains, avoid shaking people’s hands or need to change their socks during the day.
This can lead to debilitating social anxiety, stress and awkwardness, which can lead to even more sweating.
What Is Botox for Hyperhidrosis?
Botox is made from botulinum toxin and is considered a neuromodulator. We know this is helpful in isolating the muscles that cause certain lines and wrinkles because it blocks the nerve’s signal from reaching those muscles.
The same happens when your doctor uses Botox for hyperhidrosis. Botox blocks the signal from the nerve responsible for triggering the sweat gland to produce sweat.
What Can I Expect From Treatment?
The first step in the treatment process is determining your candidacy for this particular treatment method. Treatment sessions with Botox are generally short, and there is no significant preparation or recovery associated with the experience.
The injections for Botox for hyperhidrosis are very shallow, and most clients report feeling no discomfort. The injections are made with a very fine needle and in a grid pattern over every one to two centimeters.
When treatment is over, you can return to your normal activities immediately. You can even schedule treatment during a break from work and return to the office after your appointment.
When Will I See Results?
Results will vary for each person, but results often begin to show within a few days, and the best results are generally enjoyed after a few weeks. Most clients report up to an 87% decrease in their sweating. This newfound dryness lasts between 4 to 12 months, but sometimes it can last up to 14 months.
To preserve your results, a regular series of treatments may be recommended, Botox for hyperhidrosis is a temporary treatment, but the more often you get it, the longer you can go between treatments.
Schedule Your Consultation!
Botox for hyperhidrosis can be life-changing and transformative. You don’t have to live with the embarrassment and anxiety you feel when constant dampness burdens you. Contact us today at Shine MD Medspa & Wellness Center in Houston, TX and schedule your consultation. We believe in helping each of our clients look and feel their best. We look forward to helping you too!