Excessive sweating can be an extremely embarrassing condition, and can affect self-confidence and social interactions. There are several treatments available at Total Health & Skin Center in Holly Springs for excessive sweating, including Botox for hyperhidrosis.
Normal sweating helps to keep the body temperature steady in hot weather, during a fever, or when exercising. Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) means that you sweat more than normal. Even when you are not hot, anxious, or exercising, you make a lot of extra sweat.
Excessive sweating condition usually begins around adolescence; however, some cases become apparent in the pre-teen years. Hyperhidrosis can lead to emotional problems, including depression, social isolation, and decreased confidence.
The sympathetic nervous system over stimulates the sweat glands, causing the hyperhidrosis. This condition maybe aggravated by anxiety, but it can occur without it.
In addition to psychological troubles, excessive sweating can also cause painful or irritating skin problem, such as bacterial or fungal overgrowth and infections. From physical discomfort, to anxiety, embarrassment, and the stress of always hiding your sweat from others, hyperhidrosis can impact nearly all aspects of your life.
In 2004, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved BOTOX for the treatment of severe primary ancillary hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating of the underarms) in patients unable to obtain relief using antiperspirants.
Research demonstrates that treating excessive sweating of the armpits, hands, and feet with Botox is safe and effective. When used to treat underarm excessive sweating,
Botox has been shown to result in an 82-87% decrease in sweating. Results start to be noticeable approximately 2 to 4 days after treatment with full effects usually noted within 2 weeks. Dryness typically lasts 4 to12 months.
Additional statistics from published research studies have shown that repeated treatment with Botox is safe and effective for hyperhidrosis and consistently results in meaningful, long-lasting improvements in an excessive sweating patient’s symptoms, daily functioning, and quality of life. Botox treatment for hyperhidrosis has also been scientifically proven to improve on the job productivity.
Although Botox for hyperhidrosis may not be a permanent solution to a patient suffering from excessive sweating, each course of injections is able to last for up to seven months.
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For learn more about Botox for hyperhidrosis or to schedule an appointment, please call Total Health & Skin Center 919-557-6400.