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Botulinum Toxin For Excessive Sweating

Botulinum Toxin for Excessive Sweating. You may be surprised to know that excessive sweating can be treated with Botulinum Toxin. The results are outstanding and can last up to one year. No more worrying about sweaty underarms or clammy palms as this is a great solution to a previously difficult to treat condition.

Treatment of Excessive Sweating

If sweating is significantly interfering with your daily activities and topical agents have not helped, don’t let this get you down. Even the strongest roll-ons, powders and various other topical products often have little or no effect on severe sweating. Botulinum Toxin however, is a significantly more effective solution, offering remarkable results.


What is Severe Sweating / Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is a condition that is characterised by sweating or perspiration in excess of the normal needs of the body. This can be embarrassing, restrict clothing choice and stain clothes.

Primary Hyperhidrosis is not due to any particular underlying reason or condition, and can be seen as excessive sweating in the palms, feet, underarms, face and/or scalp. There is often a family history of excessive sweating. Sweating usually affects both sides, and is less at night than during the day. Most people with excessive sweating have Primary Hyperhidrosis.

Secondary Hyperhidrosis is a result of an underlying medical condition such as infection, endocrine disorders, metabolic disorders, cancers, neurological conditions, spinal cord injuries, cardiovascular disorders, respiratory disorders, anxiety and stress. The treatment of Secondary Hyperhidrosis requires treatment of the underlying problem or cause. Primary Hyperhidrosis is thought to affect around 3-10% of the population, ranging in age from teenagers to 50+years. Effective treatment of hyperhidrosis can be life-changing for those affected.

How Does The Treatment Work?

Botulinum Toxin helps control this condition by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands don't receive chemical signals, the severe sweating stops.

What Is Involved In This Treatment?

The procedure is relatively straightforward. A small volume of Botulinum Toxin is injected into the affected area through a very fine needle. The needle is placed just under the skin, so you may experience some injection-related discomfort. You may receive multiple injections based on your individual needs.

What Are The Expected Results?

Botulinum Toxin reduces localized excessive sweating by an average of 83%, bringing your problem sweating back to normal. This simple procedure is well tolerated and has no downtime. Results last on average eight to twelve months and can often last longer with repeated treatments. Most people plan for a treatment about once a year. At Face Value, Dr. Frost currently has a 100% treatment success.

What Parts Of The Body Can Be Treated?

Botulinum Toxin may be used on the hands, underarms, feet and face.

What Is The Cost Of The Treatment?

The cost varies according to the amount of Botulinum Toxin needed. The usual fee is $1200 - $1300 for both armpits or both palms.

How Soon Will I Experience Results?

You should notice a significant reduction in sweating within 1-2 weeks. At Face Value, clients report on average a 90% reduction in sweating.

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