Excessive Sweating – Are You Suffering Unnecessarily?
BOTOX® to Control Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)
Sweating under pressure, during workouts, or just walking around Dubai in its hot weather is normal. But have you ever wondered why you sweat profusely under the arm or on the soles of your feet even when you’re calm? The medical term for excessive sweating is known as Hyperhidrosis. While sweating is a natural bodily function necessary for temperature regulation, individuals with hyperhidrosis experience an abnormally high level of sweat production, often regardless of environmental factors or physical activity.
Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, can be a frustrating and embarrassing condition that impacts the daily lives of many people. Fortunately, we now have an affective non-invasive solution for managing this condition. BOTOX® is normally known to treat facial lines and wrinkles, but it is also FDA approved for hyperhidrosis in underarms, and has been effectively administered to control excessive sweating for years.
How does Botox control sweating?
Hyperhidrosis is caused by the overactivity of nerves that control the sweat glands resulting in production of more sweat than the body actually needs. The overactivity of the glands can occur even though they haven’t been triggered by any physical activity, stress or a rise in temperature, however, these factors can make it worse.
BOTOX® injections in underarms interrupt the transmission between the nerve endings in the sweat glands and the brain, temporarily preventing the glands to produce sweat in the area. Although Botox will significantly reduce production of sweat, it will not eliminate sweating completely. Furthermore, Botox injections are local and will have no impact whatsoever on the sweating ability of other areas of your body, meaning that your body’s temperature will still be regulated.
At Elite Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Group, treatment of excessive sweating is carried out by our consultant and specialist plastic surgeons. We provide you with comprehensive pre and post treatment care instructions at the time of scheduling your consultation/treatment, so you know how to prepare for treatment and what to expect and how to take care of the area, following treatment.
Benefits of Botox Treatment for Hyperhidrosis
- EFFECTIVE – the treatment significantly reduces and almost eliminates sweating for up to 4-6 months
- QUICK & SIMPLE – the treatment is performed in a safe and clean clinical setting and is normally completed in 15-20 minutes
- VERSATILE – a variety of areas affected by hyperhidrosis can be treated with Botox injections:
- Face and Nose
- NO DOWNTIME – the treatment is non-invasive with virtually no required recovery time. Patients can resume normal activities immediately following the procedure.
- BOOSTS CONFIDENCE & COMFORT – the treatment offers numerous benefits beyond reducing sweat production including a significant improvement in our patient’s confidence and self-esteem, allowing them to engage more comfortably in social and professional situations.
How Long Does The Results Last?
Significant reduction in localised sweating is normally evident within 4 weeks. The result usually lasts an average of 4-6 months before maintenance treatment is required. However, patients may react differently to Botox thus the duration of the results vary between individuals, sometimes exercise and stress may reverse the effects of Botox faster than usual.
It is important to understand that Botox treatment will not eliminate sweating completely, but a significant reduction in sweating, many times up to 90%, is achieved in most patients.
DID YOU KNOW?
BOTOX® can be used for a number of other treatments. Here are a few:
- Soften out expression lines and wrinkles
- Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)
- Masseter Reduction for jaw slimming
- Plastysma Band Softening
- Gummy Smile
Botox treatment for hyperhidrosis has revolutionised the management of excessive sweating, providing a safe and effective solution for those struggling with this condition. With the ability to significantly reduce sweat production and enhance overall well-being, Botox injections offer a life-changing option for individuals affected by hyperhidrosis. If you believe you have hyperhidrosis, schedule a consultation with us at Elite Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Group to discuss your suitability for Botox treatment and take a step towards a more comfortable and confident life.
For information about excessive sweating treatment using Botox Injections in general please visit Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis).