Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)
Excessive sweating affects 2-3% of the population. Normal sweating regulates our body temperature and helps us not to overheat. For instance, when being in hot weather, exercising or when having fever, we tend to sweat. Excessive sweating, on the other hand, makes us sweat more than we should on normal basis. People who have Hyperhidrosis tend to sweat even when not feeling hot, exercising or stressed. This condition affects 2-3% of the population.
It is a more serious issue than we might think. Hyperhydrosis affects the well-being of many individuals and can be real uncomfortable and embarrassing. Especially in social situations, when your handshake has that cold and wet feel, or the usual sweat marks develop in underarm regions. It can be somewhat uncomfortable for someone you shake hands with when you are dripping sweat all over your hands!
Certain skin conditions, such as eczema and rashes, are more likely to appear due to excess sweating as well.
When sweating gets in the way of operating normally in daily life, it might be the sign to seek professional help. In cases when antiperspirants do not work, or you are having night sweats, you might be a candidate for Botox treatment. Most commonly treated areas of body are: underarms, palms, feet and forehead.
Luckily SIAN Clinic provides Botox injections performed by experts with vast experience in Botox in order to enhance the life quality for as much patients as possible.
What is Botox (Botulinum Toxin)?
Botox is a purified protein produced by the bacterium. It relaxes muscles by temporary blocking nerve impulses to the muscles injected, thus reduces muscle activity that causes lines and wrinkles. In 2004, Botox was approved by the FDA as a safe alternative for excessive sweating.
What are the possible side effects?
Potential side effects of Botox injections include:
- General weakness and muscle weakness in treated area
- Nausea, headaches and flu-like symptoms
- Injection-site pain
- Pain, redness and swelling, sometimes itching in injection spot
- Compensatory sweating – other body parts start to sweat more
- Dry eyes and mouth
What happens during treatment?
Prior to treatment, numbing cream might be applied in order to minimize discomfort of the procedure. Several series of Botox injections are administered via a small needle. The actual procedure takes about 10 to 20 minutes.
Botox works by simply blocking chemical signals from the nerves that stimulates sweat glands. When the signal is not received, hyperhidrosis stops. Botox effect is long lasting since sweat glands do not regenerate. It can last up to 6 months and more, but in order to reap the best possible outcome, two sessions are recommended. Some improvements will be noticed in the first few days after procedure, but full effect might take up to a week to develop. Botox treatments should be repeated every few months.
Specific instructions regarding important maintenance will be given by our experts. Any form of touching, rubbing or any remedy applying is strictly forbidden for at least four hours after the treatment. This is to prevent potential infection of the medicine to spread out.