Botox and Sweating
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At [mrktmade_shortcode config=”practice”] we’ve been using BOTOX and Dysport since 2007 to treat patients with excessive sweat glands. The two most common areas for treatment are under arms and hands. In general in our practice we’ve found that over 90% of patients will receive tremendous benefit from this treatment and in most cases, the reduction of excessive sweat lasts over a year.
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Botox and Sweating
Using Botox or Dysport to minimize facial wrinkles is the most popular cosmetic procedure in the world. “Many people have recently become aware of the FDA’s approval for using Botox to treat migraine headaches. However, few are aware of its indication to treat excessive sweating,” states Dr. Craig Inger, MD, a Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon and owner of DermaCure of Valencia.
Hyper-Hydrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating usually involving the underarms, palms or feet. Dr. Ingber explains, “Often these areas are treated with topical medications. However, when medical grade antiperspirants are not effective Botox is the next step.”
Botox reduces or eliminates sweating by blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When effective, sweat is not produced or is greatly reduced in the treated areas. The production of excessive sweat stops only in the areas treated.
In a medical study, 81% achieved a greater than 50% reduction in sweating. “Botox is not a cure,” Dr. Ingber tells us. “The treatment has to be repeated at intervals. In more than half the patients the effectiveness lasted 7 months, however durations of up to 2 years were not uncommon. Sweating returns gradually and usually the patient knows when it is time to return to the doctor.”