Botox® for Sweating
Botox® For Excessive Sweating
Excessive sweating is an annoying condition to deal with, not to mention the fact that it can affect your daily routine. Fortunately, Botox® comes to the rescue as an effective treatment.
Sweat glands have to receive a certain chemical signal in order to produce sweat. Botox® blocks this signal, thus reducing the amount of sweat produced.
Does the Sweat Go Somewhere Else?
No. Since Botox® blocks the sweat glands from receiving the chemicals they need to sweat, there is no sweat produced in and around injection sites. Still, the rest of the body can sweat as normal. Once Botox® treatments are stopped, sweating will return to normal at injection locations.
How Effective is Botox® for Sweating?
A study conducted evaluating the effectiveness of Botox® for sweating found that 55 percent of patients enjoyed an effective response, while only six percent had the same results without Botox®. Sweating was reduced by more than 50 percent in 81 percent of the patients who received Botox® treatments.
Treatment Length & Frequency
On average, a person will need the treatment once every six and a half months. It should be noted that Botox® injections are not a cure for excessive sweating. However, they do serve as a remedy for effectively controlling the condition. Most people notice an improvement in sweat reduction within four weeks.
Botox® has been proven effective in treating excessive sweating in the armpits, hands, feet, head, face and other smaller areas of the body, such as under the breasts.
Scalp Treated Botox®
When applied along the hairline on the scalp, these injections reduce the function of the sweat glands, which cause the front of your hair to frizz up or fall flat. With these sweat glands muted, even after exercise, your hair is more likely to stay presentable, as if you’ve just blow-dried it.