Summer may almost be over – but if you can’t stop sweating no matter what time of year it might be, you might be desperate for answers.
Excessive sweating – also known as hyperhidrosis – is caused by overactive sweat glands that don’t respond normally to your body’s attempts to regulate heat via sweating. Your body uses sweating as a way to control its internal temperature, which helps keep your organs healthy and happy. With excessive sweating, your sweat glands are misinterpreting your body’s attempts to regulate your core temperature.
The end result could be excessive sweating in your underarms, hands, feet, and other body parts. Those who suffer from hyperhidrosis may feel embarrassed by their condition and avoid normal social interactions.
Fortunately, there’s a treatment out there that can help put a stop to excessive sweating – and it isn’t found in a pharmacy or in the anti-perspirant aisle.
Surprised? Don’t be. While Botox is often regarded as one of the most popular anti-wrinkle treatments on the market, the FDA recently approved it as a treatment for excessive sweating. Botox blocks the abnormal messages being sent to your body’s sweat glands, which effectively turns off the glands’ ability to sweat.
The end result is dry skin that’s free from embarrassing sweat!
Botox is injected directly into the skin of the treatment area. The procedure is done in-office, and doesn’t take very long to perform. Your health insurance may even cover the cost of your Botox treatments; be sure to call your policy holder to ask about your coverage.
Clinical studies have shown cessation of sweating from six to seven months after treatment. Like with any treatment, results may vary.
If you’re interested in putting an end to those embarrassing sweat stains – not to mention save on your dry cleaning bill! – it’s time to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Craig at Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Tupelo, MS today.