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Don’t Sweat It: The Who, What, and Why of BOTOX® for Hyperhidrosis

Dallas dermatologist shares the details on this innovative treatment for excessive sweating.

BOTOX® Cosmetic patients here in our Dallas office know that BOTOX is a game-changer when it comes to looking younger. But a growing number of people are discovering that BOTOX does so much more than treat crow’s feet and forehead lines. At Dallas Center for Dermatology and Aesthetics, it’s also a simple, popular option for treating underarm hyperhidrosis — a condition characterized by excessive sweating. If you’re tired of soaked armpits and stained shirts, this blog post – and this treatment – may be for you.

The Who

BOTOX for hyperhidrosis is appropriate for a wide variety of patients. Because it’s nonsurgical and temporary, there’s relatively little risk. If excessive underarm sweating is significantly impacting your life, leaving stains on your clothes and making you feel self-conscious around others, you’re likely a good candidate.

The What

The active ingredient in BOTOX, a purified protein called botulinum toxin type A, was a revolutionary discovery in both the cosmetic and medical fields. Just as BOTOX effectively smooths wrinkles by temporarily relaxing the muscles that cause them, it also reduces excessive sweating by blocking nerve signals that tell underarm glands to produce sweat.

During treatment, a physician or physician assistant will administer BOTOX injections under the arm using a very fine needle. In total, treatment usually takes less than 30 minutes. Patients only need a single treatment for results that last up to 6 months. During your initial consultation, we’ll discuss your eligibility for treatment as well as cost considerations, which can vary depending on the severity of your symptoms.

The Why

There are a number of reasons why BOTOX for hyperhidrosis is so popular, namely the fact that it’s completely nonsurgical and yields relatively long-lasting results. Patients love that BOTOX doesn’t require them to take a day off from work or even restrict their activities after their appointments. Although you may feel some residual soreness, it’s not enough to keep you from running errands, heading back to the office, or even hitting the gym.

If you’re ready to sweat less, reach out to us to get started. We’re so excited to help you be your best.

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