If you’re embarrassed about lifting your arms in the gym, or even in the supermarket or at home, you may suffer from excessive sweating. Excessive sweating (known medically known as hyperhidrosis) is an embarrassing condition that can cause someone to sweat as much as five times as normal. It can be compounded by stress, and cause embarrassing situations in the workplace as well as in your social life. In fact, almost three percent of people can’t control their heavy sweating, according to the International Hyperhidrosis Society.
Because there are several effective (and not-so-effective) ways to treat excessive sweating, before you start hiding under layers of clothing or move to a cooler climate to mask the problem, there are proven methods of controlling excessive sweating, including medication, surgical interventions, and Botox treatments.
Common Treatments For Excessive Sweating
There are several approaches to eliminating issues with heavy sweating. They include:
● Anti-perspirants with 10 to 15 percent aluminum chloride. You’ll have to use these in a combination with a deodorant, since anti-perspirants don’t kill odors.
● Prescription anti-perpirants with aluminum chloride hexahydrate. You may have to use topical cortisone cream to deal with the irritation.
● Iontophoresis, which utilizes electrical current to shut down the sweat glands. These treatments need to be repeated every couple of weeks.
● Botox treatments
Botox For Hyperhidrosis
While most people think of Botox as an anti-aging treatment to reduce wrinkling, it is actually also a treatment that helps manage the symptoms of heavy underarm sweating. The ingredients in the treatments temporarily block your body’s chemical signals that tell your body to produce sweat. You will benefit from less sweating in the targeted areas after receiving a Botox treatment, yet it doesn’t interfere with your body’s ability to produce moisture elsewhere, so it is completely safe for your whole body, including underarms.
Hyperhidrosis Botox Treatments
A typical Botox treatment to reduce unpleasant excessive sweat will involve approximately 10-15 injections that only take about 15 minutes to complete, yet will give up to six months of sweat-free relief.
To learn more about Botox treatment Los Angeles provides to eliminate excessive sweating in Sherman Oaks or Burbank, call Flawless Laser Center’s Sherman Oaks location at 818-465-3060 or our Burbank office at 818-848-2288 or stop by one of our Los Angeles botox locations to schedule your consultation today.