BOTOX® for Excessive Sweating (Also known as Hyperhidrosis)
When excessive sweating gets in the way of your daily activities and antiperspirants have not worked, you may be a candidate for BOTOX® treatment for excessive sweating, referred to medically as Hyperhidrosis. If you have wondered what line needs to be crossed before sweating is considered “excessive”, the answer is that “excessive” is the point when the condition is causing you distress. If you answer “Yes” to any of the following questions, you may be suffering from hyperhidrosis:
- Is underarm, hand, or feet sweating interfering with daily activities?
- Are you afraid to raise your arms in normal situations?
- Do you worry someone will notice your sweat stains?
- Are you uncomfortable shaking hands because of consistently sweaty palms?
- Do you feel trickles of sweat without any physical exertion?
- Do you consistently need to change your socks throughout the day?
Hyperhidrosis is most commonly “primary focal hyperhidrosis” which simply means that the excessive sweating is linked to a single area. This type of hyperhidrosis is harmless, and is not associated with drug interaction or disease. It typically begins in childhood and affects 1%- 3% of the population. Often considered an inherited condition, it can occur without cause and can be quite frustrating for the person afflicted with this condition.
Hyperhidrosis is not life threatening but for some it causes a tremendous amount of stress, embarrassment, and it can even interfere with romantic relationships.
BOTOX® treatment for hyperhidrosis helps control excessive sweating by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands do not receive chemical signals, the excessive sweating stops; results from treatment can last for 8 months and up to a year. The most common areas treated by Dr. Reinertson for excessive sweating are the underarms, hands and feet.
BOTOX® for hyperhidrosis requires a larger volume of the neurotoxin formula than normal cosmetic purposes of BOTOX® for wrinkles and fine lines. For this reason we offer significant discounts to our Seattle patients seeking BOTOX® treatment for hyperhidrosis.
If excessive sweating is interfering with your professional or personal life, we can help! We treat a large number of patients who seek relief from the annoyance and uncomfortable space that excessive sweating causes. The relief and peace of mind that treatment brings can change the way you feel about yourself and greatly improve the outlook you have on your day to day activities. Come meet with Dr. Reinertson to discuss your options and decide if BOTOX® treatment for excessive sweating is the solution you have been waiting for.