Botox For Excessive Sweating
 

Excessive sweating in certain body parts, such as the underarms or palms, is not only embarrassing, but can interfere with daily activities. Botox works by interrupting the chemical messages released by the nerve endings that tell the sweat gland when to sweat. A reduction of sweat means a corresponding reduction of the odor produced by bacterial decomposition.

The procedure:

Before treatment, we will first conduct a simple test to find the area to be injected. Botox is then injected into the treatment area using a tiny needle at one centimeter intervals. During the procedure, we may use a blast of cold air to make the procedure more comfortable. If desired, numbing cream may also be applied to the area an hour before the procedure. The procedure takes about 15 minutes on either the underarms or palms.

After the session:

Mild redness and swelling are expected after the procedure, but these symptoms usually subside after a few hours in most patients, or within a day or two for others.

Cautions:

  • Mild redness, injection-site pain and swelling will occur at the treated area for up to a few hours.
  • Botox treatments are not recommended for patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or for those with neuromuscular disease.

Treatment plan:

  • Results can be experienced within days, though maximum effects may not take place until after two weeks. The effects may last up to 6-8 months.
  • Symptoms will gradually return and you will know when the time is right for another treatment. Our dermatologists will recommend a treatment strategy to ensure that you receive the best possible results with a Botox treatment.