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Excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, can significantly impact daily life for those affected by this condition. It goes beyond the norm of sweating in response to heat or physical exertion, often leading to discomfort, self-consciousness, and even social anxiety. Fortunately, a treatment that reduces the symptoms of hyperhidrosis is available. Botox for hyperhidrosis is a proven treatment that can help eliminate excessive sweating so you can enjoy your activities and interactions more comfortably.

What Is Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that causes excessive sweating in various areas of the body, unrelated to how much exercise you engage in or whether you are in a hot environment. The excess sweating can be so severe that it soaks your clothing or drips off your hands. It may cause you embarrassment and social withdrawal or may disturb your sleep.

Causes of Hyperhidrosis

The human nervous system regulates the ability to sweat to cool the body in hot conditions when the person is anxious and engaging in vigorous physical activity. Sometimes, this regulatory system malfunctions and excessive sweating occurs even when these triggers are absent. Sweating may occur on the underarms, hands, soles, back, or face. Medications you take can sometimes cause excessive sweating. Antidepressants, pain relievers, hormone medications, and drugs to treat diabetes can cause this reaction. Some medical conditions can also cause hyperhidrosis, such as diabetes, some types of cancer, thyroid problems, and nervous system conditions.

How Botox Treats Hyperhidrosis

Botox is a brand name of a compound made from a neurotic protein called botulinum toxin A. The compound has a paralyzing effect on nerves when it is injected into areas of the body. Botox for hyperhidrosis works by blocking nerve signals that trigger the production of the neurotransmitter chemical called acetylcholine. It is this chemical that produces the sweating reaction. Botox is given by injection into the areas like the hands, underarms, or soles of the feet that experience excessive sweating. When the Botox compound paralyzes the nerves, they cannot produce the signal to begin sweating.

How Often to Get Botox Treatments for Hyperhidrosis

Although Botox can be effective for excessive sweating, it is not a permanent solution. The effects will wear off over time, requiring additional treatment to continue to provide relief. Generally, patients will need to get repeated Botox injections every 7 to 16 months to continue to experience relief from symptoms. Some individuals may experience pain or bruising at the site of the injections, but generally, treatment produces few adverse side effects.

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If you have problems with excessive sweating, Botox treatment may be right for you. Contact Aesthetic Clinique today for a consultation at one of our three locations in Parkland, Cooper City, or Santa Rosa Beach, FL, to learn more about how Botox can help you be more comfortable and confident.

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