Naturally You Med Spa
If you find yourself sweating profusely and troubled with the way that sweating interferes with your normal routines, you should know that help is available. Beth Moffett, RNFA, of Naturally You Med Spa in Orlando, Florida, offers Botox® treatments that can reduce your sweat production and restore your confidence in social and work situations. If you’d like to learn more, call to schedule a consultation today or use the simple online tool.
What causes excessive sweating?
Normally, sweating is the major mechanism through which the body cools itself. But as anyone with sweaty palms knows, that feedback loop isn’t always triggered by heat; anxiety, anger, and embarrassment are just a few of the ways our body gets this feedback loop wrong.
If you find that sweating is interfering with your activities, you’re not alone. Nearly 3% of the population shares this condition, with half of those cases involving the armpits. When you find you can’t control sweating with antiperspirants, you may begin to seek alternatives.
What Treatment is Recommended for Excessive Sweating?
For some individuals, excess sweating (hyperhidrosis) can be an annoyance, while for others it can be a sign of a more serious medical condition. We may recommend a variety of solutions. For patients who are interested in disabling the sweat glands temporarily, we suggest injections of a toxin such as Botox®.
A common concern many patients have about Botox is that it might interrupt the body’s natural cooling properties. But this is not an issue, as the areas where toxins are injected (around the scalp, or under the arms) are not essential to the body’s cooling mechanism. Botox has few side effects if given in a safe dilution and dose.
How can Botox help with hyperhidrosis?
Botox is an FDA-approved treatment for hyperhidrosis and has been used to control excessive sweating since 2004. The medication works by disabling targeted sweat glands.
Botox is formulated from botulinum toxin, which is deadly in higher concentrations. The amount used in cosmetic and medical applications, however, is perfectly safe.
This treatment approach has an excellent safety record and has been approved to treat hyperhidrosis in 20 countries. When administered by a trained professional like Beth Moffett, Botox has a low risk of side effects.
Is it healthy to slow or stop sweating?
Botox treatments only affect the targeted areas, and the effects last for 4-12 months. Sweating is an important body function, but treating one area of the body will not change your body’s ability to regulate temperature.
Are Botox injections painful?
Botox injections are not painful, as the needles used are incredibly thin and only penetrate just under your skin. Botox injections can slow sweating on your underarms, hands, and face. Your practitioner will determine how many injections are needed to achieve the desired level of dryness.
If you are concerned about discomfort during treatment sessions, ice packs or numbing creams can help reduce sensitivity in the treatment areas.
After your initial session, you’ll return for a follow-up appointment to ensure all of the targeted areas received the sufficient medication to stop sweating.