At Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle, we are experts when it comes to Botox treatments for wrinkles and frown lines. But did you know that Botox injections can also be used to assist patients who suffer from an excessive sweating condition called hyperhidrosis? Botox is an FDA approved treatment for those experiencing excessive sweating and our team of board-certified dermatologists in Seattle can use Botox injections to treat hyperhidrosis safely and effectively.
What Is Hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis, more commonly known as excessive sweating, is a condition that causes the body to produce an unusually high amount of sweat. People with hyperhidrosis may notice that they are sweating more than usual for no obvious reason. They may experience excessive sweating frequently during the night or when they are not exerting much physical energy. Hyperhidrosis can become a social embarrassment, and can have a negative effect on your personal and professional life. The dermatology experts at Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle understand that living with hyperhidrosis can be extremely difficult and recommend that qualified candidates consider Botox as a treatment for excessive sweating.
Botox for Underarm Sweating
Excessive underarm sweating (axillary hyperhidrosis) can cause embarrassment and discomfort for those who suffer from it. Antiperspirants and medications may not be enough to treat the effects of hyperhidrosis. Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle, our dream team believes that Botox injections are one of the best ways to treat excessive sweating. When injected into the underarms, Botox prevents the nerve signals in the armpit from fueling excessive sweating. Our dermatology specialists in Seattle are able to perform the Botox injections in a short amount of time and without the use of anesthetic.
Botox for Sweating Hands and Feet
Sweaty hands (palmar hyperhidrosis) and sweaty feet (plantar hyperhidrosis) can also be treated with Botox at Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle. Sweaty hands is the most common form of excessive sweating and oftentimes can start during childhood. Sweaty feet also cause discomfort and can lead to problems such as foot odor, fungal infection, and inability to wear certain types of shoes. In the same way they inject Botox into the underarms, the expert dermatologists at Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle can also inject Botox into the palms of the hands and into the feet in order to reduce the effects of excessive sweating.
Botox for Excessive Sweating FAQs
For those considering getting treatment for hyperhidrosis, we've taken the time to answer some of the most important questions about Botox for excessive sweating.
Why is Botox the best treatment for excessive sweating?
Botox injections are an FDA approved treatment for excessive sweating and often produce excellent results in patients for whom medications and antiperspirants have proven ineffective. Botox blocks the nerve signals that produce sweat, targeting the root of the problem.
Are Botox injections painful?
Our Botox specialists are committed to minimizing any discomfort and topical anesthetic can be applied for patients who are especially concerned. In general, Botox injections do not cause pain, but may be slightly uncomfortable. The treatment session is very quick and patients will be able to resume their daily activities once the injections are completed!
How long will the results of my Botox treatment last?
Results usually last between 4-9 months depending on the individual. Botox treatments can be repeated as necessary once results wear off.