botox can control sweating

Botox for Sweat Control

Technological developments are constantly producing new methods, products and processes. This includes trends. Two of the trends that have held steady and grown in popularity are injectable lip fillers and other procedures for lip augmentation procedures. A third ongoing trend is the use of botox.

Botox Facials and Fillers

One trend with the use of Botox is that it is not only being used by older women to freeze lines and wrinkles in place. It is also being used in the form of a botulinum toxin that is used for microneedling. This is done with a diluted toxin that is given superficially. The effect is that skin appears smooth and radiant. This trend has been dubbed the “Botox facial”.

Another trend with Botox is using it to control excessive sweating. While sweating is normal and even healthy, some people sweat excessively. This is a condition that is medically known as hyperhidrosis. The condition can be focal meaning in one area or general meaning all over the body. Hyperhidrosis can affect one’s quality of life severely. The good news is that Botox can control it.

How Botox Helps Hyperhidrosis

The way that Botox for sweat works is that it blocks the nerve signals that control sweating. This stops sweat glands from producing too much sweat. Treatment is typically done for four to six months as the blocked nerves keep regenerating. After the first treatments, patients can go for longer between treatments. Generally speaking, most patients tolerate the injections well and treatment is very effective, particularly for underarms.