We’ve all had moments when we get a little sweatier than usual: maybe it’s when we’re going harder at the gym, giving a big speech at work, or meeting someone new for the first time. It’s normal to sweat, especially when we’re physically exerting ourselves or feel heightened anxiety.
Unfortunately for some, sweating is less of a momentary experience. If you’re one of the 15.3 million people who deal with hyperhidrosis in the United States, you know that hyperhidrosis is a conditional that can cause profuse sweating, even when the affected individual isn’t nervous or exercising.
Hyperhidrosis can be an extremely uncomfortable and frustrating condition. Not only is constantly sweating inconvenient, but it can also cause severe social anxiety. While no cure for primary hyperhidrosis exists, there is a way to curb the effects of hyperhidrosis. But before we look into that, let’s take a deeper dive into this condition.
What Causes Hyperhidrosis?
The exact cause of hyperhidrosis is unknown. What we do know is what happens when an individual has this condition
Sweating is the body’s natural response to a rising body temperature. Exercise and stress can both trigger your body temperature to rise. When this happens, the nervous system tells your sweat glands to cool things down, causing you to sweat.
Hyperhidrosis happens when the nervous response becomes overactive. Instead of sweating when you’re nervous about a big presentation or pushing yourself on the treadmill, your sweat glands are always “on”.
Hyperhidrosis typically affects areas of the body with a high density of sweat glands. This includes the hands, face, neck, and armpits.
There are two types of hyperhidrosis: primary and secondary. In many cases, primary hyperhidrosis may be hereditary, meaning that individuals with a parent or grandparent who has hyperhidrosis are more likely to have it themselves.
Secondary hyperhidrosis is a condition that is caused by a medical condition.
It’s important to note that why secondary hyperhidrosis does happen, it’s much less common that primary hyperhidrosis.
How Botox Can Treat Hyperhidrosis
There are treatments such as creams, prescription drugs, or even surgeries that can help to treat hyperhidrosis. However, like many things, these forms of treatment often come with possible side effects. For those who are looking for another way, Botox is a great option for dealing with this frustrating condition. Botox is more than just a way to achieve smoother skin with less visible lines.
In 2004 Botox was approved by the FDA as a way to treat profuse armpit sweating.
These injections work by injecting Botox into the problem area. Botox injections can be used to treat hyperhidrosis of the rain, face, palms, and underarms.
Injections can take as little as 20 minutes, with results within 1 to 2 weeks.
Botox injections are not a one-time solution, but rather a way to keep symptoms in check.
Patients receiving Botox to treat hyperhidrosis can expect to come back for another round of injections once or twice a year.
If you’re interested in Botox as a treatment for hyperhidrosis, please feel free to contact our knowledgeable team at Allure Medispa and Laser Clinic today.