Botox for Hyperhidrosis in Dallas, TX
Are you are too self-conscious to reach for something high up because you are afraid someone will notice you sweating excessively? Do you find yourself needing to change clothes several times a day because of sweating? Are you embarrassed by armpit stains or overly sweaty hands? If so, just know you are not alone. Approximately 2.8% of Americans suffer from similar side effects that are linked to a medical condition known as hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating. The Bloom Medical Spa, led by medical director and board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David G. Genecov, has a solution. Botox® has been found to work extremely well in fighting hyperhidrosis and is available to those residents of Dallas, Plano, and surrounding Texas communities who have ever experienced the above symptoms.
What is Hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is a medical condition characterized by an unusual amount of perspiration. Although hyperhidrosis can affect any part of the body, it is found to affect the armpits, hands, and feet most often.
Some of the most common signs and symptoms that may indicate that you are suffering from hyperhidrosis include:
- An atypical amount of sweating that interferes with daily activities.
- Finding yourself spending a lot of time and energy coping with the amount of perspiration your body produces.
- You have resorted to carrying extra deodorant, clothing, and/or towels around everywhere to help cope with and hide your sweating.
- Medication, extra-strength antiperspirants and deodorants, and other treatments you may have tried as a result of experiencing excessive sweating have been ineffective.
- You find yourself being forced to change clothes multiple times a day because of the amount of sweat you produce.
Why Choose The Bloom Medical Spa for Botox® for Hyperhidrosis?
All of our Botox® injections are performed by Carolyn Craft, R.N., a licensed registered nurse and certified injector.
How Botox® Treats Hyperhidrosis
Often, when people think of Botox®, many think of it as a treatment for smoothing out wrinkles and other signs of aging. It may not be as well-known, however, that it also has many other medical uses. Hyperhidrosis can now be treated with Botox®, as the FDA has recently approved it as a practical treatment option for excessive sweating. A severe reduction in perspiration has been seen when Botox® is applied to the affected area, with results lasting up to 200 days. Where topical products, antiperspirants, and deodorants have been ineffective, Botox® works to temporarily block nerve signals sent to the body’s sweat glands that stimulate perspiration. When Botox® blocks these signals from being received by the sweat glands, the body does not get the message to begin sweating.
One of our certified injectors begins the treatment by injecting small amounts of Botox® in the affected area, specifically targeting the sweat glands. Multiple injections will be given using a very fine needle in order to totally block the skin muscles in the affected area from communicating with the sweat glands. If the hands or feet are to be treated, the injector may apply a mild topical anesthetic to minimize any discomfort during the procedure.
The Botox® injection will only have an effect on the treatment area so the rest of your body will continue to sweat as it should. There is no risk of sweat becoming “backed up” or causing other issues, as only the nerve signals that signal the body to sweat will be obstructed in the treatment area and that area will be the only part of the body that stops sweat production.
Expected Results for Hyperhidrosis Treatment with Botox®
Patients are advised not to resume exercise, or spend time in a sauna, until a few days post-treatment. The Botox® injections are administered at our office. You may experience some mild bruising in the treated areas, but it will subside within a day or two. If any active sweat glands were missed during the original procedure, a second treatment might be necessary. Although Botox® is not a permanent solution for excessive sweating, you should expect to see the results last for 6 to 10 months post-treatment. Some health insurance plans may offer coverage for the use of Botox® in treating hyperhidrosis, so be sure to check with your health insurance carrier for more information.
When Will I Know if I Need Another Treatment?
You will see an immediate effect on the sweat glands following your Botox® injections as you experience a drastic reduction in their ability to produce sweat in the treated areas. Most people who choose to treat their hyperhidrosis with Botox® injections report experiencing the benefits of reduced perspiration for up to one year after treatment. When you find that your excessive sweating has resumed, it is time to schedule your next procedure. Our friendly, experienced staff will be happy to recommend a successful treatment plan to help you get the best possible results from your Botox® injections.
How Much Does Botox® Treatment for Hyperhidrosis Cost in Dallas?
All Botox® treatments for excessive sweating are individualized to make sure that each patient gets the very best in care. All treatments are to be paid at the time of service. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, cashier’s checks, money orders, and cash payments.
If you live in Dallas, Plano or the surrounding communities of Texas and are interested in treatment to combat excessive sweating, contact The Bloom Medical Spa for your Botox® for hyperhidrosis consultation today.