Cheshire Lasers Hyperhydrosis Treatment Information
Do you suffer from embarrassing excessive sweating?
Hyperhydrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating.
In 2004, the FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration) approved BOTOX (Botulinum Toxin Type A) for the treatment of severe primary axillary Hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating of the underarms) in patients unable to obtain relief using antiperspirants.
BOTOX is the most studied brand of Botulinum Toxin in the world. It can treat a wide range of conditions, including spasticity and movement disorders. Botox has FDA approval in the United States for the treatment of excessive sweating.
Local injections of Botulinum Toxin alleviate the symptoms of Hyperhydrosis.
Research has shown that treating the armpits, hands, feet, and face with Botulinum Toxin is safe and effective.
In one clinical study involving 322 patients with severe underarm sweating, 81% of the patients receiving Botulinum Toxin injections achieved a greater than 50% reduction in sweating. 50% of the patients had their excessive sweating relieved for at least 201 days (nearly 7 months).
How does Botox stop Hyperhydrosis?
Botulinum Toxin is a natural, purified protein with the ability to temporarily block the secretion of the chemical in the nervous system that is responsible for “turning on” the body’s sweat glands. By blocking, or interrupting, this chemical messenger, Botulinum Toxin “turns off” sweating at the area where it has been injected.
What does a Hyperhydrosis treatment involve?
Your doctor or prescribing nurse will first identify the area of excessive sweating and the location of the sweat glands.
They will then inject small amounts of Botulinum Toxin with a very fine needle just under the skin in the area. Multiple injections 1 to 2 cm apart are needed to treat one area.
How long does Botox for Hyperhydrosis last?
Botulinum Toxin injections do not cure Hyperhydrosis; your symptoms will return gradually. You will need to repeat the treatment to maintain dryness. These repeat injections may be necessary at intervals varying from 7-16 months.
Which areas can Botox treat for Hyperhydrosis?
The following Cheshire Lasers specialists have Hyperhydrosis training:
Dr Teri Johnson – Underarms and Forehead.
Patricia Goodwin – Underarms and Facial Sweating.
Moira Grobicki– Underarms, Forehead, Hands and Feet.
Dr Priyanka Vaidya– Underarms.