Botox for Hyperhidrosis: What You Need to Know

Sweating is a fact of life, but if you sweat so much that normal deodorants and antiperspirants barely have an effect, you could have a condition called hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis is a medical problem that causes excessive sweating on the palms, feet, underarms, and/or head.

You understand how easily excessive sweating can interfere with normal activities and become a major source of embarrassment, but there’s good news! Simple treatments like Botox can actually minimize your sweating to normal, healthy levels and help you take back your life.

Do You Have Hyperhidrosis?

The first and most obvious sign of hyperhidrosis is the frequent formation of beads of sweat on your skin, even when you are not physically active or feeling overheated. This sweat will soak your clothes and often make it difficult to turn doorknobs and hold pens.

Some people with hyperhidrosis also have skin that turns very white and soft for long periods of time. It’s possible that you might struggle with jock itch or athlete’s foot as a result of too much sweat accumulation. Overall, if you feel insecure or embarrassed by how much you sweat, you may have hyperhidrosis.

How to Treat Hyperhidrosis with Botox

Botox is best known for its role as a skin injectable that smoothes away wrinkles and fine lines on the skin, but it actually has many other purposes as well. One of these purposes is to help minimize or even eliminate hyperhidrosis in the underarm region.

Botox is formulated with a natural, purified protein that temporarily blocks the secretion of the chemical that stimulates the body’s sweat glands to produce sweat. This means that one simple injection of Botox can reduce severe sweating by ensuring the sweat glands don’t receive those chemical signals.

Just one injection of Botox is all you need to enjoy up to 201 days of drier underarms! After 200 days, a simple touch-up treatment will extend and maintain your results. Imagine being able to enjoy your daily routine, engage in social interactions, and wear your favorite clothes without the constant fear of sweating through your sleeves or smelling like body odor.

At Hermann Wellness in Tampa and St. Petersburg, Florida, Dr. Hermann and her team specialize in the use of Botox and other injectables to help you feel like the very best version of yourself. Call (813) 773-8214 today to schedule your appointment and make excessive sweating a problem of the past.