Hyperhidrosis – Say Goodbye to Embarrassing Sweat
Sweat. Most of us have a hate/hate relationship with it. Despite the benefits that come from the ability to release toxins from the body, sweat is downright smelly and messy. It can be especially problematic for people living in Florida, where the unrelenting heat, sun, and humidity create a trifecta of smelly proportions. For some, however, excessive sweating of the underarm, or axillary hyperhidrosis can significantly affect the quality of life. The good news is that there are treatments available for hyperhidrosis and if you are lucky enough to live in Valrico, FL, we’ve got you covered!
The same product that is used to eliminate crows feet and other wrinkles can make temporarily halt the embarrassing side effects of hyperhidrosis. Botulinum toxin, the chemical in Botox and Dysport, is an effective FDA-approved treatment for axillary hyperhidrosis and has been used by millions of patients with various conditions. To date, at least 20 countries have approved Botox for the treatment of hyperhidrosis.
How do Botox and Dysport help hyperhidrosis?
Botulinum toxin is a purified protein that blocks the secretion of the chemical that turns on the body’s sweat glands. The same way it prevents our skin from forming wrinkles when applied to crow’s feet, botulinum toxin temporarily turns off sweating wherever it has been applied.
Is Botox or Dysport better at treating hyperhidrosis?
Both Botox and Dysport are clinically proven to dramatically reduce sweating. A 2011 study compared Botox versus Dysport for the treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis. Both had similar results, however, Botox lasted longer and used less product to achieve results.
How are Botox and Dysport administered for hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis treatment using Botox and Dysport are administered the same way. The difference is the amount of product needed to be effective.
During treatment, tiny amounts of either Botox or Dysport are injected just below the surface of the skin in the areas affected by excessive sweating. The amount of product used varies by the individual. Follow-up treatment may be necessary to touch up any areas that are still sweating following treatment.
How long do Botox and Dysport last?
Botox and Dysport do not cure hyperhidrosis. Results typically become noticeable within a week of treatment. When used for hyperhidrosis, the results of Botox and Dysport on average can last up to six months!
If you are ready to have a sweat-free summer, schedule a consultation with Dr. Gina Brar today. During the consultation, Dr. Brar will determine the best treatment for your unique concerns.