It’s well-known that BOTOX® Cosmetic 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.
Who Can Benefit From BOTOX for Hyperhidrosis?
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.
How Does Hyperhidrosis BOTOX Work?
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. The International Hyperhidrosis Society asserts that BOTOX can reduce excessive sweating by 82 to 87%.
During treatment, a physician or physician assistant will apply a topical anesthetic and then administer BOTOX injections under the arm using a very fine needle, as shown in the video below.
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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.
How Long Does BOTOX for Sweating Last?
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. (It lasts about 4 to 6 months.)
Is There Downtime With BOTOX for Hyperhidrosis?
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.
We talk more about excessive sweating and other unexpected BOTOX uses in our related blog post.
How Much Is BOTOX for Hyperhidrosis?
BOTOX treatment prices are based on your individual needs and various other factors. We’ll provide you with a price estimate at your consultation, where we will create a custom treatment plan to address your excessive sweating concerns.
Does Insurance Cover BOTOX for Hyperhidrosis?
Some insurance plans might cover BOTOX for excessive sweating in some instances, but insurance coverage varies widely from person to person. We encourage you to review your insurance plan so you know what to expect.
If you’re ready to sweat less and you want to talk about your best treatment options with a dermatologist in Dallas, reach out to us to get started. BOTOX has helped countless Frisco, Plano, and Dallas men and women, and it might be effective for you, too. We’re so excited to help you be your best!