What Causes Hyperhidrosis?
The nervous system triggers sweat glands when our body temperature rises or, in the case of sweaty palms, when we’re nervous. Hyperhidrosis is when the nerves that trigger sweat glands are overactive. Hyperhidrosis sufferers endure sweat dripping from hands, feet, underarms, or the face, which in social and professional settings, can cause embarrassment. Stress can make hyperhidrosis worse. There are also medical conditions where hyperhidrosis is a secondary symptom, such as diabetes, menopause, thyroid problems, nervous system disorders, and more.
What Treats Hyperhidrosis Symptoms?
It may surprise you to learn Botox® is one of the best hyperhidrosis treatments. Botox® is a neurotoxin specifically designed to impede signals from the nerves from reaching their intended target. For wrinkles, that means facial muscles, but for hyperhidrosis, Botox® blocks the communication between the nervous system and the sweat glands. When initial treatments such as clinical strength antiperspirants fail, Botox® is a fairly convenient and very effective alternative.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Since its FDA-approval in 2002, millions of people have safely and successfully used Botox® for treatment of fine lines and wrinkles, migraines, and hyperhidrosis. It’s very well tolerated by most patients. A thorough medical history during your Longwood Plastic Surgery consultation will help determine if you’re a good candidate for Botox® for hyperhidrosis.