HYPERHIDROSIS OR SEVERE EXCESS SWEATING
Excessive underarm sweating or hyperhidrosis can be embarrassing as well as psychologically damaging. People may be embarrassed by sweat stains or signs of sweat, especially during the summers. It may lead some to purchase more clothing due to sweat stains and cause them to change clothes more than once daily. Although it can be a complicated problem, the solutions may be varied and simple.
Excessive underarm sweating is a medical condition that involves overactive sweat glands. Sweat is your body’s temperature regulator. In severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis, sweating significantly exceeds the body’s normal requirements for cooling. People with the condition do a lot to cope including avoiding social contacts.
If you spend a lot of time in and out of a car or buildings, this can be a cosmetic or comfort problem. Regardless of your particular situation, you may wonder how to stop excessive underarm sweating. At the Blume Skin & Body we have successfully treated numerous people with this condition with Botox for hyperhidrosis in Scottsdale.
BOTOX® for excessive sweating is the treatment approved by the FDA to target symptoms of severe underarm sweating when medicines used on the skin (topical) do not work well enough. For hyperhidrosis, the BOTOX® treatment is injected into the affected areas to help 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. During a simple non-painful procedure, BOTOX® injections for sweating are delivered superficially under the skin surface to stop the stimulation of the nerves to the sweat glands. Usually one treatment is all that is necessary to last 6 to 9 months while some people need a partial retreatment.*
Contact Blume Skin & Body for your Hyperhidrosis treatment.
* Results may vary from person to person.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What can you expect during and after the procedure?
BOTOX® to reduce sweating is an outpatient procedure that takes about 30 minutes total. You’ll arrive 15 minutes beforehand to complete paperwork, and then get comfortable in a treatment room. Next, your practitioner will mark target areas and then make injections. For most patients, the process involves minimal discomfort, and, while you should avoid strenuous activity for a day afterward, you can return to regular work or home activities right away. Patients typically begin to see reduced perspiration in two to four days, with full effects noticeable in two weeks.
- Who is a good candidate for hyperhidrosis?
If you feel one’s life is being negatively impacted by mild to moderate underarm sweating, you are a good candidate.
- Why choose Blume Skin & Body for hyperhidrosis?
As the leading med spa in Scottsdale, Arizona, Blume Skin & Body exists to help you feel more attractive and youthful. Our staff includes experts in cosmetic skin treatment procedures, with a commitment to personalized care. Trust our team to get you the results you desire!