A Safe, Proven, and Effective Treatment For Excessive Perspiration
In Texas, Botox is a popular med spa treatment for fine lines and wrinkles, but many people do not realize that med spas can also use Botox to treat sweating. At Mara’s Med Spa in Dallas, we use our extensive experience with Botox treatments to help local residents with hyperhidrosis, a serious medical condition characterized by excessive, unnecessary, and controllable sweating.
If you live with this affliction, Botox offers a safe, proven, and effective solution that can spare you from the embarrassment, discomfort, and inconvenience of dripping with sweat at random or inopportune times.
What Is Hyperhidrosis?
Dallas residents are no strangers to sweat. The heat and humidity get to us all, and even a delicious TexMex dish can cause us to perspire. Everybody sweats in response to physical exertion, heat, nervousness, or spicy food. Perspiring cools our bodies and prevents us from overheating. But sweating in large amounts for seemingly no reason when the body doesn’t need cooling is abnormal and may be a medical condition called hyperhidrosis.
According to the International Hyperhidrosis Society, nearly five percent of people across the globe suffer from the condition, meaning that over 365 million individuals struggle with extreme perspiration every day and are candidates for Botox to treat sweating.
There are two types of hyperhidrosis:
- Primary hyperhidrosis – when no other condition is causing extreme perspiration.
- Secondary hyperhidrosis – sweating caused by or is a symptom of another underlying medical condition or a side effect of a medication.
The following are indications that the way and amount you are perspiring may be due to hyperhidrosis:
- Visible sweating for no apparent reason, such as beads of sweat frequently developing on your skin or sweating through clothing even when sitting or in a cool, comfortable environment.
- Sweating that interferes with your everyday activities, such as extremely wet hands that make it difficult to hold a pen or grasp other objects like doorknobs or dripping large amounts of sweat on your desk or computer.
- Skin that stays wet for long periods or turns soft, white, and peels in certain areas.
- Frequent skin infections, such as athlete’s foot or jock itch, on areas of the body that sweat heavily.
Hyperhidrosis usually develops on both sides of the body and can affect areas such as your hands, feet, face, underarms, or under your breasts.
A Heavy and Embarrassing Burden
The practical and emotional day-to-day aspects of living with excessive sweat resulting from hyperhidrosis can be exhausting and overwhelming. The unwelcome dampness may require changing clothes multiple times a day, constantly wiping sweat off the face and body, placing pads or napkins in pockets or under the arms, and excusing oneself frequently to “freshen up.”
Excessive sweating can be very off-putting to others and may cost people friends, job opportunities, and relationships. According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association, individuals who suffer from the condition may become withdrawn, lose self-confidence, and develop depression and other psychological problems.
It is no wonder why so many Dallas residents who suffer from this condition explore Botox to treat sweating.
Using Botox To Treat Sweating Provides Much-Needed Relief
Needless to say, even the strongest antiperspirants are no match for hyperhidrosis. That is why people who sweat excessively often seek professional treatment to address the problem. Enter Botox, which the U.S Food and Drug Administration approved in 2004 to treat severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating).
The active ingredient in Botox, Onabotulinumtoxin A, is a natural, purified protein that can temporarily block the release of the chemical that activates the body’s sweat glands. By interrupting, or blocking, this chemical, botulinum toxin, “turns off” sweating at and around the site of the injection area.
Research demonstrates that Botox is safe and effective for treating excessive sweating of:
- Head and face
- Under the breasts
When used to treat extreme underarm sweating, Botox resulted in an 82-87 percent decrease in sweating. In the case of excessive palmar (hand) sweating, research shows that Botox is 80-90 percent effective. Noticeable results can be seen as soon as two to four days after treatment, with the full effects usually coming within two weeks. Dryness typically lasts for four to 12 months, but some studies have found it can last as long as 14 months.
Ready To Learn More About Botox To Treat Sweating?
At Mara’s Med Spa, we know that the inconvenience and embarrassment of excessive sweating from hyperhidrosis can keep you from being your most fabulous self. We are honored to offer Botox for sweating along with other signature treatments to boost your confidence.
To find out if Botox can help you with excessive sweating, contact Mara’s Med Spa to reserve your appointment for a free consultation and evaluation.
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