Botox® Treatment for Excess Sweating
Austin has its share of humid summer weather which results in the whole city bathed in a blanket of sweat. However, excessive sweating is a serious and real medical condition affecting 7.8 million people in the United States. Overactive sweat glands can limit clothing choices, ruin fabrics, run up dry cleaning bills and cause embarrassment in social situations. Excessive sweating occurs in different parts of the body including underarms, palms of the hand, soles of the feet or scalp area. Many patients have tried using clinical strength antiperspirants to stop sweat, but have found them to be ineffective.
For patients who have failed to control excessive sweating with topical agents, there is a new treatment option. Since 2004, the FDA has approved Botox as a safe and effective treatment for excessive underarm sweat. Botox acts by blocking the release of the chemical neurotransmitter (acetylcholine) that causes your glands to sweat.
Dr. Zimmet recommends Botox treatments for patients who suffer from hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and have tried topical treatments such as clinical-strength antiperspirant.
If you suffer from excessive sweating and think that Botox treatments may be right for you, contact Zimmet Vein & Dermatology today to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Zimmet.