excessive underarm sweat

How Botox can be used for treating excessive sweating

Sweating is perfectly normal. It is the body’s natural way to regulate body temperature when warm. But there are some men and women who 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.

What is hyperhidrosis?

Also known as excessive sweating, hyperhidrosis is a condition that can cause patients to sweat more often than normal, typically enough to impact their daily quality of life. Patients with excessive sweating may find that they ruin close and have decreased confidence because of their condition. This is why it is incredibly important for these individuals to find a solution to their problem. While some patients with mild hyperhidrosis can find relief with over-the-counter or prescription-strength antiperspirants, others are unable to maintain dry skin in this way. In situations like this, it may be time for patients to consider Botox injections to treat their hyperhidrosis.

How Botox injections are used for the treatment of 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 is formulated with botulinum toxin type A. This medication can block nerve signals that are responsible for stimulating the sweat glands. When injected into the underarms, it can significantly reduce the amount of sweat for several months. To maintain the results, patients will need to come into the office of Dr. Jeffrey J. Roth to have retreatment performed 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!

Call Dr. Jeffrey J. Roth today!

Las Vegas, NV men and women ready to take charge of their hyperhidrosis are strongly encouraged to work with the team at Jeffrey J. Roth Plastic Surgery to learn more about Botox injections as an effective treatment option. The practice is located at 6140 South Fort Apache Road, Suite 100 and can be reached at (702) 450-0777.

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