During the heat of summer, many patients are trying to find ways to cut perspiration that leads to stained or discolored clothing—and embarrassment! Dr. Fiona Wright and her team at Skin M.D. and Beyond is dedicated to helping patients find solutions for excessive sweating. Patients with chronic sweating of the underarms may find that over-the-counter antiperspirants fail to provide noticeable results. When patients are diagnosed with hyperhidrosis, the medical term for excessive sweating, they are excited to find that our team has a solution that works: Botox injections.
When patients hear the brand name of Botox, they often think of anti-aging solutions. However, Botox is used in many different areas of medicine. Doctors use Botox for the treatment of chronic headaches and migraines, and to reduce the symptoms of overactive bladder. Additionally, this neuromodulator can also be used in curbing chronic sweating concerns. Botox is made of botulinum toxin type A and is effective at reducing unwanted muscle contractions. It also blocks sweat glands from overproducing, ensuring patients diagnosed with hyperhidrosis have a solution that works for them!
How Botox works for excessive sweating
Sweating can cause unwanted damage to tops, while also making patients feel extremely self-conscious. It can also lead patients to wear dark clothing to avoid noticeable sweating. Thankfully, with several Botox injections in the underarms, many patients notice reduced sweating for several months. With continued treatments, patients can address the symptoms of hyperhidrosis for months at a time, while combining these injections with the use of clinical-strength antiperspirants. The results are not permanent, but are affordable and more effective than the use of antiperspirants alone for many of our patients. Blocking of the sweat glands has no negative side effects, as other areas of the body will perspire to maintain appropriate body temperature.
Ready to discuss your needs with a trained team of professionals?
Contact Dr. Fiona Wright and her staff at Skin M.D. and beyond to learn more about Botox injections for the treatment of hyperhidrosis. We are conveniently located at 6517 Preston Road in Plano, TX and work directly with new and current patients to help them look and feel their best. Call (972) 608-0808 today to request a visit.