Stained clothes, telltale dark spots on your shorts and jackets, wet handshakes – these are all surefire ways to deflate confidence. If you are one of the many people who suffer from hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating, then you know that all too well. Luckily, BOTOX® has emerged as a safe and effective treatment for excessive sweating.
Understanding BOTOX® Treatments
You may have tried antiperspirants containing aluminum salts to plug sweat glands and control perspiration. This is the first line of defense and one that many people consider part of their daily routine. However, it may not be effective for people who sweat excessively, and it must be reapplied at least daily.
BOTOX®, on the other hand, offers long-term control of sweating in targeted areas. Initial treatments may need to be repeated after multiple months, but many people experience relief for longer than this. It all depends on the unique case.
How Does It Work?
Treatments involve injecting small amounts of the BOTOX® solution into targeted areas of the body. This disrupts the nerves that are responsible for stimulating sweat glands. Without that stimulation, chemical signals to produce sweat are greatly reduced.
Once the signals that make your body perspire are interrupted, areas that have been treated with the solution will not produce as much sweat. In essence, BOTOX® relaxes the nerves responsible for communication between your brain and sweat glands.
Are the Treatments Safe?
The use of BOTOX® for hyperhidrosis is FDA-approved. This means it has undergone testing and is regulated for safety and effectiveness. It should only be administered by specially trained professionals.
Unlike surgical or prescription medication options for excessive sweating, BOTOX® is considered safe for most people. There is virtually no downtime after the treatments, and you should see results within just days.
What are the Treatments Like?
There are no real special preparations for treatments. The injections are administered during a regular office visit. You can return to your normal activities immediately after your appointment, so a treatment can even be scheduled during a break from your other obligations.
Does It Work?
Studies have shown that BOTOX® can reduce sweating caused by hyperhidrosis for quite a while. They also link the treatment to improved quality of life indicators for patients. And because treatments are highly-effective, nearly all people studied would recommend the treatment to people they know are suffering from hyperhidrosis.
Who Should Consider Treatment?
BOTOX® is best suited for people who experience focal hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating limited to specific areas of the body.
Don’t Hide Any Longer
If you suffer from hyperhidrosis, you may feel self-conscious and limit your warm-weather activities Perhaps you even experience social isolation. Don’t let hyperhidrosis rule your life. Take control with BOTOX® injections at Guelph Medical Laser & Skin Centre in Guelph. Contact us today to book a consultation and get started.