Abnormal increased excessive sweating is known as hyperhidrosis.
The condition can be caused by obesity, hormonal changes associated with menopause, diabetes, certain medications and an overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism).
No need to suffer anymore embarrassing, awkward situations. We have the solution.
Botox is used to block the action of the nerves that control sweat glands, and the effects can last from six to nine months.
Botox is a registered Hyperhidrosis treatment that involves several small injections into the skin of Botulinum Toxin.
Botox itself is a solution of protein which when injected into the skin, shuts down the nerve endings which lead to the eccrine sweat glands, causing sweat production to come to a standstill.
The effects are temporary with time-frames of around 6-9 months of relief from excessive sweating.
After this time frame the nerve endings have reformed and the sweat glands will begin to produce sweat again.
As Hyperhidrosis is now medically approved as a skin condition some private medical funds will offer to pay for the treatment in full, providing that you’ve exhausted all other options for underarm sweating.
We advise you get in touch with your medical insurance to talk about cover for the treatment before you book in for a Botox session.
Common Questions about Botox for Hyperhidrosis
- Are there side effects from botox for hyperhidrosis?
Yes there are certain side effects to Botox treatment for hyperhidrosis, although they’re not very common. One of which is to do with compensatory sweating. Clinical tests have shown that some patients have experienced sweating in other areas of the body after treatment.
On rare occasions Botox can spread from the injection site to a nearby nerve that supplies the muscle causing temporary weakness of the arm. Flu like symptoms have also been reported after treatment, but they have dissipated within a few days. The only other obvious side effect of this treatment is that the injected area may remain tender for a while.
- How long is the procedure and is it painful?
The procedure usually takes about 20 minutes from start to finish.
The procedure is made comfortable by cooling the area to be treated and using a numbing cream.
- How long does it take for botox to work and what is the cost?
After the initial treatment the effects are instant, the treatment can range between $1000 to $1500 depending on how much Botox is required.
What to do next if you’re suffering from Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)?
As shown here, we are excited to announce that there are treatment options are available to you.
To find out more, or to book your free consultation without any obligations, contact the Boutique of Cosmetic Dermatology in Varsity Lakes on (07) 5593 3985 or send us a message using our online contact form.