Sweating is the body’s natural cooling mechanism. But when the body produces more sweat than is necessary to cool the body, this may be an indicator of a condition called hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis is marked by excessive sweating.
Both men and women experience hyperhidrosis. Excessive sweating from the underarms, palms, feet, face, or other areas causes numerous issues. Clothes are ruined, there is fear about raising one’s arms, and there is a general feeling of discomfort and self-consciousness. Additionally, hyperhidrosis sufferers are more prone to health problems such as skin infections and dehydration.
Do you have hyperhidrosis? The best method of finding out is arranging a consultation with an experienced medical professional. One aspect of this consultation may be the Hyperhidrosis Disease Severity Scale (HDSS). This comes in the form of a simple question about how much your sweating impacts your daily activities.
Though BOTOX® Cosmetic is famous for its ability to ease away fine lines and wrinkles in the face and neck, it is also approved by the FDA to treat hyperhidrosis. BOTOX is used to block neurotransmitters. In this case, it blocks those neurotransmitters used by an overstimulated sympathetic nervous system when it tries to tell sweat glands to produce more perspiration.
The injection procedure itself is very quick. Over the course of 10 to 15 minutes, you will receive several BOTOX injections in the target area. These injections are delivered using a micro-needle. Once this process is complete, you can return to work and your daily activities without any downtime required.
Four weeks or less after your first BOTOX treatment, sweating will decrease. The first treatment will last for around six to seven months. Every four to six months, you will need another treatment in order to ensure consistent control over excess sweating.
To find out more about the hyperhidrosis treatment offered at Northeastern Plastic Surgery in Florham Park, NJ, contact our office today for a consultation. Dr. Joseph Fodero’s skilled staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have.