Sweating is perfectly normal. It is the body’s natural way to regulate body temperature when warm. But some men and women deal with much more sweating than is considered normal or necessary. These patients are often evaluated by medical professionals and told they have a condition called hyperhidrosis.
Those diagnosed with hyperhidrosis know how excessive sweating can impact their daily lives. It commonly occurs under the arms, causing them to sweat even when they are not hot or exercising. For many patients who have this condition, traditional over-the-counter antiperspirants often fail to work. Some may also find that prescription-strength alternatives fail to provide results as well. In situations such as this, BOTOX injections may address the issue.
What Problems Are Associated With Hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis can cause embarrassment for many individuals. It can result in them staining clothes, causing many patients to reconsider the colors they wear for work and social activities. Some people also find that along with the excess sweat, they also experience a foul odor that cannot be controlled with deodorants. At this point, it is wise for patients to seek the help of a doctor to find a solution. In many cases, it might be Botox injections.
How BOTOX Addresses Hyperhidrosis
Many patients think of BOTOX as a cosmetic injectable used to combat fine lines and wrinkles on the face. However, this neuromodulator is used in many other areas of medicine, including the treatment of hyperhidrosis.
BOTOX works by blocking the nerve signals responsible for stimulating the sweat glands. When injected into the underarms, it can significantly reduce the amount of sweat and help patients feel more confident in their day-to-day activities.
How Long Does a BOTOX Treatment for Excessive Sweating Last?
Each treatment often lasts up to 6 months. To maintain the results, patients will need regular maintenance treatments due to the regeneration of nerves. With continued treatment, many patients will find they can go longer between treatments and enjoy dry, sweat-free days.
Schedule a Consultation
If you live in the Las Vegas, NV area and struggle with excessive sweating, it is time to learn more about your options outside of prescription-strength antiperspirants. Call the office of Dr. Jeffrey J. Roth at (702) 450-0777 or request a consultation online to learn about your treatment options.