How Botox Can Stop Excessive Sweat
How Botox Can Stop Excessive Sweat
You’ve probably experienced excess sweat on hot summer days or when you’re jittery before a work presentation. And that’s normal! But for some, a hot day (or any day) doesn’t produce just a small amount of sweat – it creates a serious wave of underarm sweat. If you’re regularly soaking through your t-shirts, you may have a condition known as hyperhidrosis, commonly known as excessive sweating.
While there are a variety of wipes, pills, and antiperspirant deodorants on the market, there is a minimally invasive option you should consider: underarm Botox injections. Neurotoxins stop excessive sweat by blocking the nerves responsible for activating sweat glands, leaving your shirts dry and sweat-free.
Before you hide under bulky clothing or move to a colder climate, we encourage you to try Botox for excessive sweating. A hyperhidrosis treatment is relatively quick, and you can go back to your daily routine right after your visit.
Why Do We Sweat?
Sweating is your body’s way of keeping you cool. When you’re getting overheated because you’ve been exercising, for example, your body produces sweat, which evaporates off your skin to regulate your overall body temperature.
Everybody sweats different amounts, too. This all depends on factors such as your body, genetics, and the climate you live in. But if you feel like your armpits are much wetter than they should be and it’s stopping you from dating or neighborhood get-togethers, you could have a condition called hyperhidrosis.
What is hyperhidrosis? It’s a term used to describe when an individual perspires more than is physically necessary for the body. While the exact cause of hyperhidrosis is unclear, it could be genetic for some people or related to an underlying health issue.
Typically, hyperhidrosis only occurs in one or two areas of the body, such as the underarms, but it can also reduce sweating in the hands, feet, and face. People who sweat excessively often soak through their clothes or drip sweat. Regular antiperspirants don’t work well for those with this medical condition, which is why they turn to noninvasive treatments like Botox.
Underarm Botox Injections
Underarm Botox injections are a new treatment option for patients with hyperhidrosis. Most people are familiar with the neurotoxin for its power to smooth fine lines and wrinkles. But the anti-wrinkle procedure has also been proven to stop excessive sweating.
Botox works by blocking the nerves responsible for activating your sweat glands. Typically, your nervous system activates your sweat glands after your body temperature rises. This is how your body naturally cools itself. In people with hyperhidrosis, on the other hand, the nerves that signal the sweat glands are overactive, causing your body to sweat excessively. When you receive Botox injections in your underarms, your overactive nerves are paralyzed which means your nerves can’t signal your sweat glands, so you stop sweating excessively.
Keep in mind that Botox will not cure your hyperhidrosis; it only helps control it. After a hyperhidrosis treatment, symptoms tend to improve gradually, usually in about one to two weeks and return slowly over time. Follow-up injections are needed to maintain dryness.
Stop Excessive Sweat With Botox
If you’re ready to ditch over-the-counter remedies for excessive sweat, it’s time to consider underarm Botox injections! This treatment harnesses the power of Botox by blocking the nerves responsible for activating your sweat glands. This means you’ll sweat less and have fewer outfit changes throughout the day.
Before your hyperhidrosis treatment, National Laser Institute Medical Spa invites you to schedule a free consultation where you’ll learn how Botox can stop excessive sweat. During your consultation, one of our highly trained physicians and nurses will create a customized treatment plan to meet all your skin care goals, wants, and desires.
Say goodbye to excessive sweat by calling 1-800-851-0969 or clicking here to schedule your complimentary consultation. Don’t forget to ask about our monthly specials for even more minimally invasive treatments.
Louis J. Silberman is the CEO and Co-Founder of National Laser Institute, the pioneer of the medical aesthetics training industry and one of the largest educators in the country.