August 23, 2022 Tags: Plastic Surgery News
Do you struggle with excessive sweating? You may have hyperhidrosis. This common condition is characterized by episodes of excessive sweating at least once a week without any explanation, which may affect your social life or daily activities. If antiperspirants don’t work to keep the sweat at bay, Botox for hyperhidrosis may be an option for you. Haute Beauty got the scoop from New York Nurse Practitioner, Daphne Duran.
Exercise or body temperature is not related to hyperhidrosis. While there is no clear, main cause, experts believe that it may be related to our nervous system or can be genetic. Those who suffer from hyperhidrosis may notice excessive sweating in the underarms, face, or other extremities. Triggers for excessive sweating can include anxiety, thyroid hormones, infections, certain medications, and even stress.
Botox was FDA-approved in 2004 for the treatment of severe cases of ancillary hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating of the underarms) in patients with whom antiperspirants did not work. Botulinum toxin, the active neurotoxin in Botox, blocks nerve receptors and signals responsible for sweating. This decreases sweating and removes your need to worry about sweaty pits, ruined clothes, or body odor.
The amount of Botox units needed to treat hyperhidrosis depends on the body part that needs to be treated.
It takes two to four days to see the results of Botox treatment for hyperhidrosis. The effects can last anywhere between seven and 12 months. Booster injections are required to keep up the results.
If you’re interested in hyperhidrosis treatment in Nashville with Botox or Morpheus8, contact the experts at Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery today.
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