The following treatments help with hyperhidrosis.
While Botox® mainly gets credit in the aesthetics world, the FDA has approved this solution for excessive sweat under the arms, with data showing over an 85% improvement in the amount of sweat produced. Not only are the physical symptoms of sweat addressed with Botox, patients have reported improvement of quality of life and daily functioning. Imagine being able to confidently wear a stylish white blouse! Over time, Botox actually decreases the natural sweat production in the treated area, so less Botox may need to be used if used on a consistent basis.
Oddly enough, shaving is not recommended under the arms, and physicians actually prefer at least three days of hair growth. Prior to treatment, we will prep the area with an alcohol pad and an ice pack will be applied to minimize discomfort.
The injections only take about 10 minutes as the practitioner injects small amounts of Botox in a grid-like pattern, typically spaced 1-2 cm apart. Typically, around 50 units of Botox are used per area. (If treating underarms, 100 total units would be used). Depending on your desire, the injector may numb the area before injecting, but this is done based on patient preference.
After your treatment you can apply a clean ice pack, which will be provided for you, to minimize swelling or discomfort. You may experience some temporary bruising. Do not engage in rigorous exercise, swimming or sauna for 24 hours after your treatment.You will need to follow up with your provider in 1-2 weeks. At this point, the doctor will be able to identify any areas that are still overproducing sweat and touch up those areas.
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