When you think of Botox, you probably picture celebrities getting injections to relax the fine lines and wrinkles on their face. But as we know, we “regular people” get Botox too. And furthermore, Botox can have some benefits beyond just the obvious cosmetic ones!
In fact, one common use for Botox might surprise you. Did you know that Botox can be used to control your sweating?
Why is sweating a bad thing? Technically, sweating is a beneficial body function that keeps you cool when it’s hot outside or you’re exercising. But you might find sweating bothersome in work settings that require you to wear business attire, or other situations in which it’s sweating can be embarrassing. And some people even suffer from something called Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating.
What is Hyperhidrosis? Some people sweat far more than necessary to cool down their body temperature, due to having overactive sweat glands. If it frequently interferes with your daily activities and you find it barely tolerable or completely intolerable, you might suffer from Hyperhidrosis. Anti-perspirant probably doesn’t work very well for you. And if you’re one of the very unlucky people to have a certain mix of bacteria on your skin, you might find yourself feeling quite smelly on a regular basis.
Botox can alleviate excessive sweating. When other methods at managing your sweating have failed, Botox can provide a terrific solution. Injections in your underarm area can prevent sweating, and about 50 percent of patients report that the treatments last over 6 months. For some, a round of Botox can prevent excess sweat for a full year.
Results can vary from one patient to another, but no other treatment has shown as much promise at managing excess sweat. To learn more about Botox, call us to schedule a consultation. We can help you decide if Botox for excessive sweating is the right choice for you.