Botox Treatment for Excessive Sweating
Botox is used for treatment of various medical conditions. Botox is a neurotoxin made of germs that cause botulism. Commonly used as a cosmetic treatment, botox also is used for neuromuscular conditions like migraine, muscle spasms and hyperhidrosis. Botox is especially an effective method for excessive sweating.
Hyperhidrosis is a medical term used for excessive sweating. It means abnormal sweating when there is not any excessive heat. Botox injections are a new treatment model for people with hyperhidrosis. If your sweating problem cannot be fixed with medicine, you are a good candidate for botox. Botox treatment for excessive sweating generally used in the armpit area. However, it can also be used in hands, feet and face.
How Botox Prevent Sweating?
Botox works by blocking nerves responsible for activating your sweat glands. Normally, your nervous system activates your sweat glands when your body temperature increases. This is the way for your body to reach itself normal temperature level automatically. In addition, nerves that activate sweat glands are highly active in people with hyperhidrosis.
When botox applications are applied to the areas of your body that sweat frequently, highly active nerves are paralyzed. This way excessive working of sweat glands are prevented. On the other hand, with this application, sweating only prevented in the areas where botox is applied.
Stages of Botox Application for Excessive Sweating
Botox treatment only gives best results when it is practiced by an experienced, competent medical doctor. The application does not take long and patients can resume their daily life. Your doctor will inject botulinum toxin under the skin with a thin needle. During the application, ice or tropical anesthesia can be used.
Are there any risks in botox treatment for excessive sweating?
Even though botox is a safe method, there are some possible side effects and here are the risks:
Pain or bruising on the application area
Serious side effects of botox is very rare. Serious side effects occur when botox affects your whole body. This could happen hours, days or weeks later the application. Rare but serious side effects:
Whole body muscle weakness
Losing control of the bladder
How long does its effect last?
Botox’s effects are temporary. This means you will need more botox in the future. Armpit botox effects can last between 4-14 months. For hand and feet sweating, application needs to be repeated every 6 months.
Botox is an effective solution to sweating problem. It increases the quality of life for many people. You can reach Özel Zen Poliklinik’s expert team for more information…