Using Botox Injections to Ameliorate Excessive Sweating

botox for excessive sweating

At the Art of Facial Rejuvenation, we routinely administer cosmetic injectables to our varied clientele, many of which use Botox Injections to smooth away fine lines and wrinkles. However, we consistently have patients who come in for Botox injections for a variety of other non-cosmetic related reasons; one of which is for excessive sweating, or more formally recognized as Hyperhidrosis.

This is a type of condition where individuals feel that parts of their bodies produce excessive sweating and conventional methods such as deodorant are not sufficient to remedy the problem. In cases like these, small doses of Botox injection to the area can remedy and temporary reduce the excessive sweating by up to 82 to 87 percent. The areas of the body that are best responsive to this treatment are the underarms, the forehead, the soles of the feet, and the palms.

The mechanism in which Botox injections can reduce the amount of sweat produced is simple. Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) acts as a temporary agent that when injected into the areas where the sweat glands are located, blocks the release of the chemical acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is a type of chemical messenger that instructs the muscles to contract; and in the case of hyperhidrosis contracts too excessively. Once administered, Botox temporary inhibits the release of acetylcholine, and thus, the body no longer produces sweat in the same magnitude.

The procedure is generally safe and painless. Using a tiny needle, our medical professional will make up to 10 insertions into your skin, and the procedure can take up to 10 to 20 minutes in length. The results of such a procedure show themselves 1 week. In this time, the targeted muscles begin the process of becoming less active and paralyzed.

While this may be music to many of our patient’s ears, it is important to note that this procedure is only temporarily effective, and over time, the onabotulinumtoxinA wears off and muscles become overactive. To ensure continued release from such a problem, our medical professionals recommend that patients come in for a touch up every 6 months.

Repeated form of this procedure is entirely safe – in fact FDA approved – and with the oversight of our experienced medical professionals, you are ensured to attain satisfaction and refuge from the problematic side-effects of excess sweating.

To learn more about our non-surgical medical procedures, give us a call at (647) 879-9181 and book your complementary consultation with one of our medical professionals.

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