BOTOX Treatment for Hyperhidrosis
Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) can be an embarrassing condition. It is caused when nerve endings, descending from the brain, respond to stress by stimulating the sweat glands in the armpits, hands, and feet.
BOTOX® treatments help control this condition by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands don't receive chemical signals, the severe sweating stops.
The amount of BOTOX needed is determined by assessing the area that needs to be treated. Results in most patients last about 6 months. This treatment is not a cure for hyperhidrosis and your symptoms will return gradually as the BOTOX is metabolized by your body, however most patients who suffer from excessive under arm sweating are thrilled with the results and return once or twice a year for maintenance. We also use BOTOX, off label, to treat other areas of sweating such as the scalp, hands and feet.