Do you stress over sweat? Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating can be embarrassing and annoying, but it is a fairly common condition that CAN be treated. For those who have hyperhidrosis, the sweat glands overreact to stimuli or they produce more sweat than is necessary. Hyperhidrosis occurs in both men and women, with the most common areas being the underarms and palms of the hand.
Normally, the body sweats to cool itself when the temperature is hot or if you are in a certain emotional state. However, people who suffer from hyperhidrosis can also experience perspiration independent of those factors. Their excessive and unpredictable sweating can happen when they are resting or when the temperature is cool.
How do Botox® Injections for Hyperhidrosis Work?
Normally, when your body temperature rises, your nervous system activates your sweat glands to cool your body. Botox® injections are able to temporarily block the nerves responsible for activating your sweat glands.
When you come in for hyperhidrosis treatments, Dr. Feinstein will first numb the area, then map out the area to be injected. The injections are done just below the surface of the skin, and results may be noticeable about two to four days after treatment and the dryness can last for six to 12 months.
Call Feinstein Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery and Stop Stressing Over Sweat
If you are thinking about getting Botox® to treat your hyperhidrosis, it is extremely important to choose a highly experienced, board-certified dermatologist. Dr. Feinstein is a Platinum Plus Allergan Injector, which means that he is in the TOP 3% of physicians nationwide in terms of the number of patients injected. Call Feinstein Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery in Delray Beach at 561-498-4407 and make an appointment so we can see if Botox is right for you. We offer Botox®, as well as other cosmetic injectables, and anti-aging treatments. Let us give you the expert, personal attention you deserve.