Sweating is a mechanism used by the human body to regulate its temperature. But excessive sweating, commonly known as hyperhidrosis can cause stress and embarrassment. People with hyperhidrosis tend to sweat from different parts of their body including feet, hands, hairline, and armpits. This condition cannot be treated by using normal over-the-counter deodorants. However, it can be dealt with a treatment known as Botox.
Here, we will discuss how you can beat hyperhidrosis by using Botox in detail. Continue reading to know more!
Types of Hyperhidrosis
There are two types of hyperhidrosis:
- Primary hyperhidrosis: This type of excessive sweating happens without any reason – medical or otherwise.
- Secondary hyperhidrosis: Also known as generalized hyperhidrosis, it is caused by certain medical conditions or happens as a side-effect of medication.
Causes of Hyperhidrosis
Though the research on the causes is not conclusive, the available data indicates that primary hyperhidrosis is mostly hereditary. Those who suffer from it are diagnosed in their childhood or puberty stages and sweat throughout regardless of weather conditions. On the other hand, secondary hyperhidrosis is caused by underlying problems including metabolic and neurological medical problems.
Although the prime symptom of hyperhidrosis is wetness, other symptoms may include:
- Excessive sweating on your palms, face, feet, back, armpits, and hands.
- Soft skin that leads to peeling.
- Dermatological infections on parts that tend to perspire.
Treatment with Botox
Taming hyperhidrosis is not possible without paralyzing the muscles in that area. Botox, which is FDA approved method provides effective relief from hyperhidrosis and is the most effective option because of its paralyzing effects.
Once you visit your general practitioner, he/she will first diagnose you with the condition by asking you a series of questions. If your symptoms fit with hyperhidrosis, other treatment options will be recommended to you, but if they do not work, Botox will be more like a last resort.
Treatment of hyperhidrosis with Botox is only recommended for the underarms, where the Botulinum toxin will be injected, but they can be used on the palms and feet as well.
Botox basically works by temporarily obstructing chemical indicators from the nerves that rouse the sweat glands. For you to stay dry and sweat-free, the Botox sessions have to be repeated every 6 to 8 months.
The Botox success rate is as much as 90 percent and the side effects include pain at the injection site and symptoms resembling flu. Other than that it is a completely safe treatment.
Therefore, if you want to get rid of this abnormal sweating condition permanently, opt for Botox treatment. But don’t forget to consult with an expert before getting it done. For this purpose, you can visit our clinic. At Dubai Cosmetic Surgery®, we treat hyperhidrosis with Botox. Our highly qualified skincare specialists ensure your safety at any cost and deliver the best results. So, book the next available appointment by calling us, visiting our clinic, or filling the consultation form given below. We will offer you a free initial consultation in which you can ask all your questions.