Excessive sweating (or hyperhidrosis) affects around 950,000 Canadians. This condition can be difficult to live with, for many reasons. It may restrict your clothing choices, hold you back from socializing in public places, and prevent you from making physical contact (such as shaking hands) with others.
You may experience dampness in one or more areas on your body, including the armpits and groin, at any time. And you may feel the need to shower and change your clothes multiple times a day, which can be inconvenient and time consuming.
But treatments are available — including Botox injections at our medical spa. Read on to learn more about how this can help.
What Causes Excessive Sweating?
There are two types of hyperhidrosis: focal and generalized.
The focal type affects one or more areas, such as the feet, face, underarms, or hands. It’s unclear what causes focal hyperhidrosis, but it’s believed that an overactive nervous system stimulates specific sweat glands excessively.
Generalized excessive sweating affects the whole body, which can make it much more difficult to handle. It’s usually related to such conditions as menopause, obesity, and endocrine problems.
What is Botox?
If you’re affected by excessive sweating, you may find relief with Botox treatments at a medical spa.
Botox (botulinum toxin) is a substance usually injected into the forehead and other areas of the face to create smoother skin. Why? Because it can block nerve signals that cause muscle contractions responsible for wrinkle formation, which makes existing wrinkles less visible and helps to prevent new ones.
How Can Botox Help Your Excessive Sweating?
Botox can create amazing results for people living with hyperhidrosis. It helps to ease hyperhidrosis by blocking the nerve signals sent to overactive sweat glands, which prevents them from releasing too much sweat.
The Botox is injected into one or more areas with fine needles, just as it would be when targeting wrinkles and fine lines. Our medical spa has treated many people affected by excessive sweating. Clinical study highlights include:
Your treatment provider will discuss your excessive sweating, its affect on your life, and what you want to achieve before they begin injections. You can ask questions about the process, results, and more during this pre-treatment consultation.
What Should You Expect During Your First Botox Treatment?
You might feel nervous about visiting a medical spa for your first Botox injections. It can be especially worrying if you’re afraid of needles, or even if you’ve never discussed your excessive sweating with anyone else before.
But Botox treatments are usually much simpler than people expect. We’ll talk you through the process initially, and make sure that you have the information you need to feel at ease.
Next, we’ll make multiple injections into target areas to block nerve signals and stop your overactive sweat glands from producing too much sweat. Your injections should be over after around 15 minutes, and the process is generally comfortable. However, you may feel a slight pinch as with any other type of small injection.
How Long Do the Results of Botox Treatment for Excessive Sweating Last?
The results of your Botox treatment should start to appear within 48 hours of visiting our medical spa. Over the following weeks, you should feel drier and more comfortable. The results may last for between 6 and 12 months before the Botox wears off. However, this can vary from one person to another.
But no matter how long the results last, you should find that you don’t need to change your clothes so frequently during the day, and that you can relax more easily around people without feeling self-conscious about sweat patches.
Will You Need More Botox Treatments to Control Your Excessive Sweating?
If you’re happy with the positive effect the treatment has on your life, you can come back to our medical spa for another round of injections. You may need to visit us once or twice a year depending on how long the results last.
Fortunately, these follow-up sessions tend to be even quicker and easier than your first treatment. That means you can fit them into your schedule conveniently — you could even come to us during your lunch break.
Just get in touch with our team when you feel ready for your next Botox treatment for excessive sweating, and we’ll schedule it in.
Are There Any Risks with Botox?
Botox injections are not without risk, as with many other treatments. We’re transparent about these potential side effects at our medical spa, and our team is happy to give you all the details you need for your peace of mind.
Potential risks of Botox injections include:
Contact our team if you experience any of these side effects.
How Much Will You Pay for Botox Injections?
The cost of our Botox for excessive sweating treatment varies depending on the size of the target areas and the number of injections required. We’ll assess your condition and your needs during a consultation at our medical spa, then provide you with a price when we have all the information we need.
Book Your Consultation for a Botox Treatment
Botox injections are a simple, effective treatment for excessive sweating in one or more areas on your body. It can prevent overactive sweat glands from releasing an excessive amount of sweat for months.
This simple treatment may allow you to enjoy more freedom in your clothing and lifestyle, whether you want to wear brighter colors or be more active.
Astra Medicare is an award winning medical facility providing Botox injections for excessive sweating, as well as an extensive range of other treatments. For example, we offer Botox for treating migraines and signs of aging, too.
Get in touch with our friendly team now to book your consultation and learn more about our Botox treatment!
Dedicated and passionate Astra Medicare staff.