Everyone sweats a little when under pressure. With hyperhidrosis, however, bouts of excessive sweating can happen at any time, in any environment, and when people are facing virtually no pressure at all. Excessive sweating can greatly diminish a person’s self-confidence. It can also result in ruined clothing, and a decreased ability to function comfortably in a number of social and professional settings. Fortunately, BOTOX® has been FDA-approved for the treatment of hyperhidrosis under the arms, and at the palms and the soles of the feet.
How BOTOX® Stops Excessive Sweating
BOTOX®, and other neurotoxins like it, is best known for its ability to release dynamic facial wrinkles. This solution, however, is also incredibly effective at treating a variety of non-cosmetic issues such as migraines and excessive sweating. When used to prevent hyperhidrosis, this powerful neurotoxin blocks the nerve signals that control the sweat glands. This in turn results in a near-instant cessation in sweating across the treatment area. Unlike sympathectomies, the surgeries that permanently sever the sweat glands, the hyperhidrosis treatments at VITAHL Medical Aesthetics are minimally-invasive.
Why Choose BOTOX® for Hyperhidrosis?
There are currently several ways to medically treat hyperhidrosis. However, BOTOX® injections remain the most convenient and effective solution to this surprisingly common issue. If you’ve sought treatment for excessive sweating in the past, you may have received a prescription-strength, aluminum chloride deodorant to stop the flow of sweat externally. These products are messy and often unreliable. Moreover, there is an ongoing debate about the safety of regularly and directly applying aluminum-containing products to the porous surface of the skin. Another drawback of prescription-strength deodorants is that they cannot be comfortably used on all of the areas at which excessive sweating is likely to occur, such as the palms of the hands. Conversely, BOTOX® is an incredibly effective solution that will work instantly and in all of the areas you need it to.
How Long Do the Hyperhidrosis Treatments From VITAHL Last?
The effects of BOTOX® are FDA-approved to last three months. After this time, nerve communication to the sweat glands will resume and problems with excessive sweating may return. Fortunately, it’s possible to safely repeat these hyperhidrosis treatments as needed throughout the year. Dr. Humes will help you establish a feasible and manageable maintenance schedule so that you’ll never have to worry about excessive sweating again.
What to Expect During a Hyperhidrosis Treatment
Although hyperhidrosis is a very disruptive condition, the treatment for resolving it is not. In fact, the procedures provided by VITAHL do not take longer than 45 minutes to complete. There is little to no discomfort, no downtime, and no significant aftereffects that you’ll have to contend with. Once your provider has made a small series of injections across the targeted areas, you can instantly return to your normal activities.
Contact VITAHL Medical Aesthetics today to schedule your consultation! We are conveniently located in three different offices, one in Chicago, IL, and two in Denver, CO.