How can BOTOX® Injections Help With Excessive Sweating or Hyperhidrosis? | Oakville Plastic Surgery – Dr. Nancy de Kleer

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How can BOTOX® Injections Help With Excessive Sweating or Hyperhidrosis?

BOTOX® Cosmetic Injections for Excessive Sweating

a sweating shoulder of someone with hyperhidrosisAs summer rolls in, we’re all looking forward to sitting on patios, enjoying days at the waterfront, and breezier dressing. But for those of us who struggle with excess sweating, summer is also a time when we’re more self-conscious, concerned about noticeable sweat marks on our clothing, and frustrated with how hard it is to manage excess sweat. For some of us, sweating even impacts the work we do and can be a distraction or nuisance. 

Breaking a sweat? Let’s explore a simple solution to give you peace of mind all summer long.

How can injectable treatment with BOTOX® help with hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is another name for excessive sweating. With a series of simple injections at the source of sweating concerns, our team at Oakville Plastic Surgery can help both men and women regain control over excessive sweating. If your antiperspirant isn’t doing its job, you might want to consider neuromodulator injections. For many patients, they’ve tried every antiperspirant, deodorant, or over the counter solution and aren’t seeing a change in the volume of sweat their body produces. We’re passionate about offering our patients a solution that has long-lasting results and can be incredibly effective.

Here’s how BOTOX® injections help with sweating concerns:

  • When neuromodulators like BOTOX® are injected into the sweat glands in a targeted area, the glands stop or slow the production of perspiration. 
  • It takes a few days to see the results of treatment, after which one treatment can offer lasting relief from sweating for 4-12 months. 
  • By scheduling follow-up treatments every 7 months or so, you can take back control over your sweating concerns.
  • There’s no downtime needed; the procedure is quick and simple, so you can easily fit it in to a busy springtime schedule.

How do BOTOX® injections prevent excessive sweating?

Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter responsible for activating sweat glands and causing hyperhidrosis. When we inject a neuromodulator like BOTOX® into the area that’s producing excessive sweat, it blocks the neurotransmitter’s release, essentially deactivating the sweat glands so they can’t produce excess sweat.

Where on the body can I use injections to prevent sweating?

Targeted injectable treatment for hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating depends on the area where you’re noticing the most sweat. Our experts can skillfully administer injections in underarms, on palms, soles, face, or scalp. 

What is recovery like for BOTOX® hyperhidrosis injections?

Men and women who come to our clinic generally find injections and recovery to be easy without any concerns. It can take a few days or a few weeks to start noticing the effects of your treatment, depending on your body’s reaction.

Some patients may experience temporary redness or discomfort at the injection site, but this should subside within a day or two. The area of your injections also determines your recovery; for most people they’re comfortable enough to go back to work and continue their regular activities directly following their appointment. You’ll need to restrict activities where you sweat excessively for a few days following your injections; like strenuous exercise, saunas, or sitting out in the sun. If you’ve had injections on your hands or soles of your feet, you might notice more irritation than if you’ve had injections in your underarms, which experience less everyday friction. Our team is happy to answer any questions you have about recovery.

Ready to schedule a consultation? We’re here to help.

Whether you’re looking for a solution for excessive sweating, looking to revitalize your skincare routine for summer, curious about laser treatments, or wanting to refresh your look by smoothing lines and wrinkles, our skilled team of experts is ready to support your aesthetic journey. Come see us today!

 

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