Why Come to Aesthetic Laser Care for Your Hyperhidrosis Treatment?
Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition wherein a person sweats excessively and abnormally. Sweating is the body’s natural response to help cool you down. However, people that have hyperhidrosis sweat excessively at rest or when the temperature is cool.
Botox is approved by the FDA to treat hyperhidrosis of underarms (severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis). When Botox is injected into the underarm area, it temporarily blocks the chemical signal from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands to produce sweat. In this way, it blocks a significant amount of sweat production.
A Botox treatment for hyperhidrosis costs $850 for 100 units. The treatment takes 15 minutes and about 20 injections are made into each underarm using a fine needle. The area is iced to minimize pain. Results can be seen in days to weeks and last 5 to 8 months. Follow up treatment is required to maintain the results. Over time, the Botox treatment will wear off and your sweat production will go back to its pre-treated state.
Botox should not be used for people that are allergic to the botulinum toxin or for people that have ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), the Lambert-Eaton Syndrome, or myasthenia gravis.