WHY CHOOSE Hyperhidrosis Treatment
Here at Dermagical, we only use FDA-approved treatment for excessive sweating. Botulinum toxin injection, more popularly known as Botox, is a minimally-invasive procedure used for treating primary hyperhidrosis (not caused by medication or underlying medical disorder). Sweating is an important bodily function; it regulates our internal temperature. However, excessive sweating can have embarrassing and dangerous repercussions, such as when you need to operate certain equipment with your hands.
Compared to surgery that involves the removal of sweat glands, Botox for sweating has a better safety profile and has no downtime. After one session, you will be able to notice a significant reduction in sweating. Studies reveal that it can reduce sweat by up to 87%. The whole procedure only takes about 30 minutes, depending on the area to be treated and the number of injections you need. For long-lasting effects, you will need to return after 3-6 months for another session.
How does Botox hyperhidrosis work?
Hyperhidrosis treatment works by injecting botulinum toxin underneath the skin to inhibit the release of acetylcholine, limiting the action of sweat glands (eccrine glands) Botox is well known as a wrinkle treatment by paralyzing the facial muscles, but it also temporarily stops eccrine glands from functioning so sweating is greatly reduced.
Is Botox for hyperhidrosis safe?
While Botox has its own associated risks, it is safer than surgery and more effective than other treatment modalities such as topical medications, anticholinergic drugs, antiperspirant products, laser to name a few.
How long can results last?
You will notice results quickly, usually within the first week. The effects of one procedure normally last around 6 months, but vary between individual. Our trained practitioner will advise you whether more treatment may be required.
Is Botox for sweating permanent?
The inhibitory effects of Botox on acetylcholine is temporary, and when the injected toxin wears off, sweating will also resume. You need to come back for a repeat injection if you want to remain sweat-free. The amount of Botox you need will decrease over time.
How long does Botox for hyperhidrosis take to work?
It may take from a few days to a week before the neurotoxin starts to take effect. You will notice that the treated area is less sweaty and you might decide not to use deodorant anymore. However, Botox only prevents you from sweating too much, it does not kill bacteria so it does not prevent odor.
Is Botox for hyperhidrosis covered by insurance?
Many insurance companies cover botulinum toxin injection for hyperhidrosis if it significantly disrupts a patient’s social or professional life and if other treatment approaches failed to work. You need to consult your insurance provider regarding their policies. Because excessive sweating is a medical condition and not merely an aesthetic concern, you will most likely be given some sort of reimbursement.
It is important to discuss your medical and family history with our consultant prior to treatment, including the medications you are currently taking. Botox is not for everyone; it is contraindicated in pregnant and breastfeeding women. We also do not treat patients with degenerative neuromuscular diseases such as Bell’s palsy, Myasthenia gravis, or multiple sclerosis.
Hyperhidrosis of the face, armpits, hands, and feet can be safely and effectively treated with a series of Botulinum toxin (Botox) injections into the skin, blocking excess nerve signals to the overactive sweat glands, thus reducing the amount of sweat produced. Using fine needles, tiny amounts of Botox are injected under the skin, approximately every 1 to 2 cm. Your therapist will perform anesthetic techniques to make the procedure more comfortable and pain-free.
Side effects and contraindications
Botox for hyperhidrosis may cause slight redness, bruising, localised pain, or flu-like symptoms. These side effects will go away on their own without further intervention. Call your doctor immediately, if symptoms persist or if you experience dizziness, shortness of breath, allergic reactions, and other unusual side effects.
Patients who were treated with Botox injections reported significant sweat reduction. You can immediately resume your daily activities after treatment. Botox temporarily stops the activity of your sweat gland for 4-6 months. When you start to sweat excessively again, consult your medical professional if you can have another injection
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Although perspiration is a normal bodily process, excessive sweating can affect some more than others and can become a problem leading to discomfort and embarrassment. This is often seen in the axilla (armpit), as well as the hands, face and feet. This can be easily dealt with the hyperhidrosis treatment offered at our beauty centre. Our treatment is safe and effective in which a series of Botulinum toxin (Botox) is injected into the skin, blocking excess nerve signals to the overactive sweat glands which reduces the amount of sweat produced. The treatment itself is a comfortable and painless procedure but local anaesthetic can be offered if you have particularly sensitive skin. After one session, you will be able to notice a significant reduction in sweating. For long lasting effects, you may need to repeat the treatment 3-6 months after.