Botox for Hyperhidrosis

Botox is associated with wrinkle reduction, and as a treatment for migraine headaches, but it is also an effective treatment for focal hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating, but there may be no underlying cause. Those who have hyperhidrosis and sweat to the point where moisture literally drips from their hands, underarms, feet, and face. There is no apparent reason for this sweating, but it is annoying and causes concern.

Botox injections use the botulinum toxin to block the nerve signals responsible for sweating. This stops the seat glands from producing too much sweat. Botox is a revolutionary treatment for excessive sweating and improves the quality of life for many patients. Botox for hyperhidrosis works well.

Botox is safe and in 2004 the FDA approved Botox for the treatment of severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis or excess sweating of the underarms. It works well for those who are unable to obtain relief using antiperspirants.

The use of Botox for hyperhidrosis is temporary and you will need more injections in the future. For underarm sweating Botox injections may be needed every seven to 16 months. Results do not last as long on the hands and feet and you may need to repeat your Botox treatments for these areas every six months.

You should start seeing results in five days and full results can be seen after two weeks.
The side effects following treatment, only occurs in 3 to 10% of patients, and includes injection site pain and bleeding, sweating in other parts of the body, flu-like symptoms, fever, headache, anxiety, and itching. Let your provider know if you do experience these side effects.

Unfortunately, Botox injections for underarm sweating treatment is not covered by insurance. The injections fees are not outrageous, however, and typical fees for underarms can be only $500 for a session. Talk to the providers at Cheeky to find out what the fees will be.

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