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, RN, 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.
Sweating is a natural function of the human body and is the primary means of lowering your body temperature. At times, however, your body can produce too much sweat. That can lead to significant embarrassment. It can also present a less-than-optimal impression in career or social settings.
Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating. It’s a common disorder, affecting an estimated 2-3% of the American population. Most cases develop in late adolescence, although some kids begin to notice significant sweating as soon as they enter their teenage years.
Numerous endocrine, infectious, and neurologic diseases can cause hyperhidrosis. In some cases, however, there is no clear cause. Hyperhidrosis can occur in men and women who are otherwise perfectly healthy.
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.
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.
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.
When you’re ready to find a lasting solution to excessive sweating, schedule an appointment at Naturally You Med Spa. You can call to set up your visit or book online.