Two to three percents of the general population suffer from excessive sweating, otherwise known as hyperhidrosis. Common symptoms usually emerge during adolescence and are hereditary in most cases. Hyperhidrosis influences one’s life quality and therefore can be considered as a flaw. Fortunately, there are effective ways to treat excessive sweating. If you’re tired of sweat stains on your clothes or ashamed of shaking hands with others, then you should know that Botox for excessive sweating is an effective and safe option at Estetikcentrum.
Why do some people sweat more profusely than others?
Menopause, hereditary background, hormonal factors, such as hyperthyroidism, high blood pressure, co-morbidities like diabetes and coronary heart disease are the most common causes of excessive sweating. Stress is another prominent factor in its own right which stimulates sweat glands.
The problem is exacerbated when stress causes one’s heartbeat to increase and hyperventilate, all of which culminate in the person sweating more profusely.
This vicious cycle continues in a way that sweating increases the patient’s stress and stress, in turn, increases their sweating.
Many different treatment options have been prescribed for excessive sweating to date which range from medicinal to surgical ones.
Low effectiveness and large number of side-effects of the medicinal approach as well as the high cost and invasive nature of the surgical approach have made these approaches rather unpopular among patients. However, Botox for excessive sweating has been successful in solving this issue for a large percentage of the population in a simple, cheap, and non-invasive approach without the need for a convalescence period.
How can Botox help reduce sweating?
Sweat glands are located in the dermis layer of the skin and are controlled by the autonomous sympathetic nervous system. Patients who suffer from excessive sweating in the armpits, palms of the hand and soles have an overactive sympathetic nervous system, which is contrary to the common belief that these people have more sweat glands than the average person.
Botox prevents the connection between the stimulating sympathetic nervous system and sweat glands, it also prevents the secretion of sweat which results in complete drying of the injected place. Botox must be administered deep in the dermis layer, precisely where the sweat gland is, under the supervision of a practitioner.
An injection is made in approximately every square centimeter of the area that commonly sweats. It’ll take a week for the treatment to take effect. In case sweating continues in those parts of the skin then the Botox injection is administered again in that same spot.
The patient has to renew this treatment once every nine or twelve months. After multiple injections sweating decreases significantly so much so that there is no need for the treatment to continue.
Who is a suitable candidate for Botox to help with excessive sweating?
Sweating is a natural bodily function that helps adjust the body’s internal temperature, water level, and secrete toxins from the body. Sometimes excessive sweating leads to social issues and reduces the quality of those experiences.
If you’ve ever been in these situations, you’ll probably remember how wet some of your exams papers got in your hands. Wearing colorful clothes is also quite hard to wear, because it doesn’t take long for your back and armpits to become wet.
You might have avoided dance classes because of excessive sweating and been forced to spend a lot of your time showering each day. You probably have a problem with certain tasks like typing or holding tools.
Another one is that it’s both difficult and dangerous to control and hold the steering wheel with soaking wet hands.
These were only a few of the most common issues that these people have to deal with in their lives. Anyone looking for a way to control their sweating can benefit from Botox injection in sensitive body parts, such as armpits, palm of hands, soles, neck, back, internal thigh, and forehead.
Patients seeking Botox for excessive sweating must meet the following conditions:
- Be at least 18 years old
- Suffering from excessive sweating
- Not suffering from co-morbidities such as diabetes and heart disease
- Not using certain medications
- Not suffering from speech or breathing disorders
- Not suffering from neurological diseases and muscle weakness disorders
At Estetikcentrum clinic, we arrange a consultation session with the patient before the surgery and cosmetic treatment to evaluate their general health condition, needs and compatibility with the treatment.
The patient’s health condition is examined at first. Later, the patient’s diseases are checked to see whether they conflict with Botox injection. Undesirable symptoms, complications, and treatment techniques are also discussed during this session.
Botox treatment for excessive sweating
Botox blocks nerve signals to the sweat gland. Before beginning the treatment, a simple iodine test for starch is conducted on your skin to determine the parts needing the injection.
To start, some numbing cream is applied and the place of injection is disinfected using a special solution. Botox injections take around 15 minutes to perform on most body parts.
Botox for excessive sweating uses small thin needles which for example inject around 50 units of Botox in the armpit.
Patients seek out Botox for excessive sweating mostly for their armpits. After the sweat points under the armpit are determined and marked, Botox is injected using a very small needle.
Each treatment session takes 10 to 30 minutes and this treatment is done as an outpatient procedure and does not require you to be admitted.
Palm of the hand
Excessive abnormal sweating of the palms usually starts in childhood or during puberty but sometimes it’s delayed until your 20s. Increased sweating is symmetrical in both hands and happens at least once a week.
Even though increased sweating is witnessed during all seasons, summer’s hot weather intensifies that effect. Sweating of the palms is an issue that a lot of people deal with and this issue forces them to avoid shaking hands with others or leading to their equipment like their keyboards, being wet all the time.
Not only is excessive sweating harmful to a person, but all that moisture creates the perfect situation for fungus to grow which leads to skin issues.
To control the pain of the procedure, numbness cream and ice packs are used. The place of injection is marked and then an injection is made using a Botox syringe on the surface. Other complications of Botox for excessive sweating in treating the hands could be temporary muscle weakness which is most acutely noticed in the fingers.
Therefore, patients will have a hard time holding objects for a few days. This problem occurs because of how close the sweat glands are to the palm’s muscles which increase the chances of Botox spreading. To prevent this issue, the injection is made more on the surface and with a lower dosage.
Results of Botox injection in this area indicate that it is not as effective as injection in other sweat areas; however, many patients report that the changes in the soles are acceptable.
Since the sole is much thicker than other sweat points, the Botox injection needs to be made much deeper. To help reduce the pain, numbness cream, and ice are used. In addition to getting rid of bad foot odor, this technique prevents the individual from contracting foot funguses.
A sweaty face might annoy people more than a sweaty armpit. In this case, many people who are constantly in contact with other people, such as flight attendants, movie stars, salespeople and the likes might feel ashamed and this condition will most likely affect their job performance adversely.
It is possible to remedy this issue to a large extent through Botox injection near the hairline. Because of how close the facial muscles and sweat glands are, there is a chance of asymmetry and facial muscle sagging from Botox for excessive sweating.
This is because Botox leaks into the facial muscles. The asymmetry is temporary and fades away in a few weeks. If that doesn’t happen, then the issue can be easily resolved with another small Botox injection.
Benefits of Botox for excessive sweating
- Less expensive than surgical means
- On an outpatient basis and without a convalescence period
- Few and temporary complications
- Incredible effectiveness
Post-treatment care tips
Results of the treatment are not immediately visible so you have to be patient.
Avoid massaging or fiddling with the place of injection for up to a week.
Avoid intense physical activities for up to 24 hours.
Also avoid taking a hot shower up to 24 hours.
You’ll experience a degree of pain and bruising in the place of injection for 2 to 3 days which quickly go away.
Complications of Botox for excessive sweating
Most of the complications and side-effects mentioned, with regard to this treatment, are temporary.
- Bruising and partial swelling in the place of injection
- Temporary muscle weakness if the injection is made in the palms
- Dry mouth
- Neck ache
- Dry eye syndrome
There is no risk of muscle weakness, numbness, or permanent changes in the skin.
Results of Botox for excessive sweating
The results of Botox for excessive sweating last between 6 to 12 months. Most of the results take full effect 2 weeks after the injection. The treatment intervals must be consistent and repeated to achieve better results. Renewal intervals for the treatment differ for every patient.
Sweating is reduced 80 to 90 percent through this method. Repeating Botox injection involves no risk and prolonged renewal improves the results, making them last longer. The symptoms of excessive sweating improve drastically as well which in turn improve the individual’s life quality and productivity.
Frequently asked questions
Is Botox for excessive sweating painful?
Even though the injection process is generally painful, it won’t be an issue in this method because of the use of numbing cream.
Are there certain limitations with this method?
Botox has many applications in the cosmetic scene. There are rare cases where people are prescribed not to have Botox injections. These rare cases include women trying to get pregnant, pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, and those suffering from neurological disorders.
Does Botox for excessive sweating lead to water retention?
No. The body will sweat from other body parts. So even if someone does get Botox for excessive sweating in their armpits, they will still sweat from their back, neck, head, and face but the difference is that they won’t have to deal with the bad odor of their armpits.
I’m currently undergoing laser hair removal for my armpit. Can I get both treatments done in one day at your clinic?
It is prohibited to perform laser hair removal for 24 hours after Botox injection. Botox molecules are sensitive to heat and therefore their effectiveness can be diminished by the laser’s heat. Additionally, the chances of becoming infected increased in these situations. So conducting both treatments simultaneously is not advised.
How much does Botox for excessive sweating cost?
The treatment’s cost differs based on the place of injection and the amount of substance used. The exact cost of the treatment will be determined during the consultation session and will naturally be different for every patient.
Don’t allow excessive sweating to limit your daily life.
Excessive sweating limits your life in unimaginable ways. If you’ve been dealing with excessive sweating for a long time, constantly worried about changing into a fresh pair of clothes and showering, then it might be time to act and consider Botox for excessive sweating as an option.
So don’t delay and call us to arrange a consultation session about effective ways to treat excessive sweating. Getting rid of this issue is possible through very simple means.
You can book a consultation session with our professionals online. You can also call us at 040 – 65 66 660.
We look forward to seeing you at Estetikcentrum beauty clinic.
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