Can BOTOX® Prevent Excessive Sweating?
Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, can do more than make you self-conscious, it can prevent you from participating in activities you enjoy or wearing the clothing you like. Topical treatments don’t work for everyone and can be uncomfortable. Some products can even be harmful to your health. There is another option for your sweaty areas; BOTOX® was approved by the FDA in 2004 to treat extreme sweating. Dr. Angelchik in Phoenix offers BOTOX® and can help you decide if this treatment is right for you.
How Does BOTOX® Treat Sweat?
BOTOX® has been used for decades to treat and prevent facial lines and wrinkles. Usually, this injectable works by paralyzing the muscles that lead to signs of aging such as “crow’s feet,” frown lines and forehead creases. When used to treat sweating, BOTOX® is injected into your skin to block the nerves that lead to the production of sweat through the eccrine glands.
This is not a cure for hyperhidrosis, but a proven-effective treatment. BOTOX® requires repeat treatments every few months when used for lines and wrinkles, but a three year study found that BOTOX® can stop you from sweating for up to two years before another treatment is needed. You will likely see results within several days of your first treatment session.
BOTOX® can reduce or prevent sweating in these areas:
- Underneath your breasts
Your insurance may cover the cost of your BOTOX® treatments because you’re using this injectable to treat a medical condition.
If you’re embarrassed by excessive sweating, please contact Dr. Angelchik in Phoenix today at 602-375-8888 about BOTOX®. Our board-certified plastic surgeon provides skin care treatments and plastic surgery to clients in Phoenix, Glendale and Scottsdale, Arizona and surrounding Arizona areas.