Botox Injections for Excess Sweating

Botox Excessive Sweating Treatment

What you should know about Botox Excessive Sweating Treatment in McAllen. Botox Injections are a new treatment for Hyperhidrosis, more commonly known as excessive sweating. Many individuals have suffered embarrassment from this medical condition. If you are one of those individuals and would like to learn more regarding this revolutionary treatment option, please contact our office for a private consultation appointment.

Botox is FDA approved for the treatment of excessive underarm sweating when antiperspirants fail. Alternatives to Botox Excessive Sweating Treatment (Hyperhidrosis) could be Aluminum Salt antiperspirants, ETS surgery, or Oral medications.

Many patients experience a dramatic response to the use of Botox Injections, results of which are typically apparent within a few days. The results in most cases are temporary and may need to be repeated after 3 to 6 months.

Botox has been used safely and successfully in ophthalmology for over 12 years and for wrinkle therapy for almost 10 years. The FDA has even approved it for treatment of various forms of neurological disorders. In the amounts used for this therapy, the side effects typically experienced are temporary and localized to the area of injection. While many patients experience excellent results, medical treatment is not an exact science and the degree of the improvement is variable. Occasionally there is no improvement and another form of treatment may be required.

Nearly all patients continue their routine activity immediately after a Botox Excessive Sweating Treatment. We recommend that individuals do not take Aspirin or Ibuprofen-like medications for 1 week before the procedure.

During Treatment, the area to be treated is first numbed using a special topical cream. A few drops of Botox are injected with a tiny needle superficially under the skin. Botox stops underarm sweating by blocking the nerve’s chemical signals that stimulate the sweat glands. When the chemical signals stop the sweat glands stop overproducing. The concept behind treatment is that Botox blocks the nerve impulse from reaching that area, and as a result, the sweat glands are inactivated. When Botox is injected there is an initial minor sting for a few seconds. Once the injection is complete, there is usually no discomfort.

After a Botox Excessive Sweating Treatment you should Avoid lying down or massaging the treated area for 4 hours after treatment. Do not exercise for 24 hours. If you get a headache (as some people do for few hours after the treatment) you may take Tylenol, unless otherwise advised by your physician. You will notice the effect of the Botox for Hyperhidrosis in 5 to 10 days. If you believe that Botox Excessive Sweating Treatment is a viable option for you, please contact BeautySculptSpa of McAllen for more information.