Botox for Hyperhidrosis in Needham, MA
Botox for Hyperhidrosis
Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition characterized by excessive sweating, often in specific areas like the armpits, palms, or soles of the feet. Besides being commonly used for cosmetic purposes, such as reducing wrinkles, Botox (Botulinum toxin) has FDA approval to treat severe primary axillary Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating under the arms) in adults who cannot find relief from antiperspirants. Botox can also be injected into the affected areas in order to temporarily block the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands, thereby reducing sweating.
How Do Botox for Hyperhidrosis Injections Work?
Botox works by blocking the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that activates the sweat glands. When Botox is injected into the skin, it interferes with the nerve signals that trigger sweating. As a result, the sweat glands in the treated area become inactive, leading to a significant reduction in sweating. The effects are temporary and usually last between 4 to 12 months, depending on the individual and the area being treated.
Treatment For Hyperhidrosis
The treatment involves a 30 to 45-minute procedure at Wave Medical Aesthetics in Needham, MA, where a series of small injections are made into the area of excessive sweating. A topical anesthetic may be used for comfort. Post-treatment, patients should avoid strenuous activities and direct sunlight for a short time. Effects are noticeable within a few days to a week and last 4 to 12 months, requiring repeat treatments for ongoing relief.
Botox for Hyperhidrosis is an FDA-approved treatment that involves injecting Botulinum toxin into areas of excessive sweating to temporarily block sweat gland activity.
Botox reduces sweating by blocking acetylcholine neurotransmitters.
Adults who experience severe excessive sweating in areas like the armpits, palms, or soles and have not found relief from antiperspirants are generally good candidates.
You can expect a series of small injections directly into the area of excessive sweating, usually lasting about 30 to 45 minutes. For comfort, a topical anesthetic may be applied.
The number of sessions varies by individual, but generally, one treatment can last between 4 to 12 months. Repeat treatments are needed for ongoing relief.
Common side effects include minor pain or bruising at the injection site. There’s minimal downtime, but strenuous activities should be avoided for a short period post-treatment.
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ARE YOU A CANDIDATE?
The best way to determine your candidacy for Botox for Hyperhidrosis treatments is to schedule a consult.
Book A Botox for Hyperhidrosis Treatment In Needham Today
Say “goodbye” to excessive sweating with Botox for Hyperhidrosis treatment. Visit Wave Medical Aesthetics for treatment in the greater Boston area. Book your appointment online or give us a call at (339) 777-5554.