What Is Hyperhidrosis?
Sweating is an integral and necessary part of human biology, being essential in our ability to regulate the temperature of our body. However, for patients with hyperhidrosis, sweating can be a real problem. Hyperhidrosis is a condition defined as sweating to an extensive degree, often to the point that a patient’s quality of life can be impacted. Those with this condition may experience symptoms in isolated locations, such as the palms or under the arms, or it may be a more generalized effect.
Can Botox Effectively Treat Hyperhidrosis?
Treatment of hyperhidrosis with Botox is possible, depending on the specifics of the symptoms. This method of treatment has been revealed to be most effective in cases involving armpit sweating, but can also be used successfully for cases involving the feet or palms. Botox is able to prevent the nerve that signals the body to sweat from doing its job, though the effect is only temporary. After a period of several months, the nerve will regenerate, requiring retreatment for continued results.
- An initial study revealed the effectiveness of botox for hyperhidrosis patients.
- Treatment serves as a nerve block for the nerve that manages sweating.
- Treatment is effective for a period of four to six months when retreatment is necessary.
Botox has been utilized as an effective treatment for cases of hyperhidrosis for years. Every year brings more success cases and patients who are able to live their life free from the inconvenience and social impact of excessive sweating.
Botox For Hyperhidrosis at Premier Neurology & Wellness Center
When you arrive at Premier Neurology & Wellness Center, you can expect to spend 10-30 minutes receiving your treatment once Dr. Rabih Kashouty begins. During your procedure, you’ll receive multiple injections at the treatment area. The number of injections and associated time involved are directly related to the size and location of the treatment area. In the vast majority of cases, patients will receive approximately 50 units of Botox in each underarm, though more or less may be necessary based on your specific case.
What To Watch For After Receiving Botox for Hyperhidrosis
Once your treatment is complete, patients are generally able to drive themselves home. Recovery from receiving a Botox treatment is very quick to instant, with the most common side-effects being tenderness or mild bruising for some patients. If you notice any numbness or tingling radiating out from the injection site, contact our offices immediately.
What Steps Do I Take To Prepare For My Visit?
You can begin your preparations for a future free from hyperhidrosis by reaching out to our clinic at 1-732-284-1123 and scheduling an appointment with Dr. Rabih Kashouty. With the assistance of our team, you’ll be able to fill out any necessary documents before you ever arrive at the office, ensuring you can make the most of your visit. We anticipate welcoming you at 1050 SE Monterey Rd, Suite 302, in Stuart, FL.