How Botox Can Help With Hyperhidrosis
Sweating is normal. But what if you sweat excessively? For those who have this problem, it can be embarrassing and even affect their overall quality of life. Did you know that Botox can actually help those who overproduce sweat? This new treatment option is becoming increasingly popular for those who have clinically diagnosed hyperhidrosis.What Is Hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is the proper medical term for excessive sweating from the body at inappropriate times. People who have hyperhidrosis often sweat through their clothes as well as standard deodorants. Hyperhidrosis can be in other areas of the body other than the underarms, however, and affect areas like hands and feet.Where Is The Botox Injected?
Currently, it is only approved by the FDA to have Botox injections in the underarm to treat hyperhidrosis. Botox is most effective and painless in the underarm area, however, some patients do receive Botox in their hands or feet. Botox in these areas is more painful because of the increased amount of nerve endings that can be found in those areas.How Does Botox Help Hyperhidrosis?
You may now be wondering how exactly injecting Botox could possibly stop someone from excessively sweating. We know it sounds silly, however, it's actually quite simple. The way that Botox works to help hyperhidrosis is by blocking the nerves that are responsible for activating sweat glands. Essentially, these injections will "paralyze" the nerves. The Botox injections will only stop the sweating in the area that they are injected into. For instance, if you have overactive sweat in both your underarms and feet, injecting it into your underarms won't stop your feet from sweating.
Contact Dr. Davis
Botox can be an extremely effective treatment in patients with overactive sweat glands and can improve their quality of life drastically. Next time you think of Botox, think beyond its normal uses. If you're contemplating getting Botox, call Dr. Mayli Davis at 817-778-4444 today to set up an appointment. You can also visit our dedicated Botox page for more information about these injections.