In the throes of summer, Texas temperatures can swelter. Time spent outdoors can result in unwanted and unsightly sweat. The Las Colinas Centre for Plastic Surgery has your solution: Botox®!
Wait a minute – Botox® is for wrinkles! Actually, Botox® offers a variety of benefits and has also been approved to treat hyperhidrosis.
Hyperhidrosis is a medical diagnosis given to those who sweat excessively and uncontrollably. Individuals with hyperhidrosis may experience unexpected sweating without the presence of heat or exertion.
How can Botox® help?
Botox® intercepts the signals that are excessively firing to the sweat glands, causing sweat to be overproduced. In this way, sweat is no longer produced from those glands. Sweat will continue to occur naturally for untreated areas of the body for proper temperature control and detoxification of the body.
Is Botox® effective?
Up to 81% of patients in a clinical study experienced a sweat reduction of at least 50%. Our patients have found relief from carrying around extra clothing, wearing prescription antiperspirants, and feeling self-conscious as a result of these treatments.
How long do results last?
The results are effective for approximately 24 weeks, on average. Some experience longer lasting results.
What should I expect from treatment?
Treatment is noninvasive. If injections are uncomfortable for you, feel at ease knowing that Botox® injections only penetrate the most immediate layer of skin and are relatively tolerable by most patients’ standards. The amount of necessary injections varies for each individual patient, but 15 is the average. After the treatment, some patients experience awareness at the injection site and very minor bleeding which diminishes swiftly. If any additional side effects are experienced, it would be advised to contact our office. Nearly every patient is able to go on about his or her day following Botox® treatment.
If excessive sweating from hyperhidrosis has you feeling insecure this summer, contact Las Colinas Centre for Plastic Surgery today. Our certified dermatologists will ensure your days of discomfort are over.