Botox is often associated with cosmetic wrinkle reduction; however, it is also a particularly effective treatment for focal hyperhidrosis (excess sweating).
Botox is a neurotoxin (onabotulinumA) which acts to block the nerve signals responsible for sweating; thereby, stopping the sweat glands from producing too much sweat. In addition to cosmetic wrinkle reduction, Botox is also used to treat neuromuscular conditions like migraines or muscle spasms.
Botox has been FDA-approved for people who sweat excessively from their armpits. Signs you may have hyperhidrosis include frequently sweating through clothing, sweating for no apparent reason, or the inability to control sweat with prescription antiperspirants.
Botox may also be used off-label* to reduce sweating in other areas, such as the hands, feet, and face.
Contact us today to see if Botox treatment is right for you.
*Off-label refers to using a medication for something other than what it was approved to treat. In this case, it means that Botox hasn’t gone through the same amount of rigorous testing to confirm its effectiveness and safety for treating excess sweating in other areas of the body.