In 2004 the US FDA approved the use of Botox to control severe hyperhidrosis. This was for patients who could not control this sweating with antiperspirants. Whether over-the-counter or medically prescribed.
OnabotulinumtoxinA (Botox ), is a natural protein, that has the ability to block the body’s chemicals. These chemicals also activate your body’s underarm sweat glands. 20 other places in the world also have approved Botox to treat excessive underarm sweating. Botox has been used to treat over some millions of patients with chronic conditions.
The International Hyperhidrosis Society (IHS)
This highly-rated non-profit organization (IHS) supports Botox to treat hyperhidrosis. These injections are shallow, just underneath your skin’s surface, where it stays. According to the IHS, studies show this treatment can reduce over 80 percent of the patient’s sweating. Botox can achieve results quickly (2 to 4 days) with full relief typical within 2 weeks. You will enjoy dryness from 4 to 12 months if you’re a typical patient. Some studies found that patients were dry for up to 14 months. Other studies indicate that repeated Botox treatments are safe and result in long-term relief from hyperhidrosis. Most people are amazed by the improvement the treatment made.
The IHS also says other research and studies that Botox® treatments also are effective, if your hands, feet, or face suffers from excessive sweating. Botox® generates relief as well in these areas. You will note that these areas are small, like your underarms, which house less than 2 percent of your body’s sweat glands.
The other areas mentioned (hands, feet, and face) are also smaller areas, but, by having Botox® treatments can save the embarrassment of sweating profusely in these areas. You should prepare to repeat Botox® treatments every 6 months or so if you suffer excessive sweating of your palms.
Sweating is Normal; Excessive Sweating Is Not
Sweat glands, when they work properly, are necessary for humans to regulate their body temperature to normal (98.6 degrees Fahrenheit). Excessive sweating serves no purpose except for embarrassment (if you consider that a purpose). Botox treatments for palm sweating can cause temporary weakness and/or pain in your hands. However, Botox® treatment is effective up 90 percent to control sweating of your hands.
Using Botox to treat hyperhidrosis is the most effective method available. Choosing top cosmetic medical professionals, at Skin Med Spa, is the best option for you. Cosmetic physicians with the most experience are the optimum choice to treat hyperhidrosis. Especially those who have direct experience with this condition. At Skin Med Spa we know the long-term benefits and and can help achieve your skin care goals, we also treat other skin conditions.