Written by Malissa Spacek on June 25, 2013
Hyperhidrosis (excess sweating) is a common problem effecting more than 200 million people.
There are three basic forms of hyperhidrosis: emotionally induced; localized; and generalized. Emotionally induced hyperhidrosis typically affects the palms of the hands, soles of the feet, and the armpits. Localized hyperhidrosis typically affects the palms, armpits, groin, face, and the area below the breasts in women, while generalized hyperhidrosis may affect the entire body. But regardless of the type, hyperhidrosis most commonly effects the hands, feet, or underarms.
TREATING HYPERHIDROSIS WITH BOTOX ®
In 2004 the FDA approved Botox® as a treatment to help control the symptoms of hyperhidrosis. Botox® temporarily blocks the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. Without the chemical signals, the severe sweating stops. Following a treatment the use of Botox® will provide relief of your symptoms of several months. However, it is not a cure. After a few months you will begin to notice your symptoms of hyperhidrosis slowly returning at which point you will know it is time for another treatment.
For more information on how Botox ® can help stop your excess sweating we encourage you to schedule a complementary consultation, we would love to help you make this embarrassing problem a thing of the past!