Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, can sometimes be a warning sign of other medical issues, but is most often a harmless—albeit unwelcome—condition. If your sweating has become bothersome or embarrassing, you don’t have to put up with it any longer.
Simple changes in habits and diet can provide some relief. For instance, applying antiperspirant at night as well as in the morning can help reduce sweat production. Some people find that eliminating certain dietary triggers such as caffeine and spicy foods can also be helpful. Fortunately, these sorts of changes are no longer your only options.
Back in 2004, a new treatment for hyperhidrosis gained FDA approval, and you may be surprised to learn what it is. It’s not a prescription antiperspirant or a pill—it’s Botox. Yes, Botox, the same thing used to make you look younger and more rested, can also help resolve your excessive sweating. How? An injection of Botox in the affected areas prevents the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands from triggering the production of sweat. Because the sweat-producing signals aren’t being created, your sweat isn’t suppressed or stored, it is stopped. You will still be able to sweat from other areas (which is crucial for maintaining proper body temperature), but your hyperhidrosis will be managed in the areas of concern. Pretty cool, huh?
Want to find out more about using Botox to treat excess sweating? Call us today and set up a consultation with our staff and find out if this treatment is right for you.