Sweating is an unavoidable and necessary function of the body that prevents overheating, but that doesn’t mean it’s always pleasant. There are plenty of antiperspirants and deodorants on the market to keep the underarms dry, but for people with hyperhidrosis, no topical application is enough. Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that causes excessive sweating on the palms, feet, underarms, and/or head. Since excessive sweating can all too easily interfere with normal activities and become a major source of embarrassment, new treatments are now available to help people with hyperhidrosis minimize their sweating to normal, healthy levels.
Signs That You Have Hyperhidrosis
The first and most obvious sign of hyperhidrosis is the frequent formation of beads of sweat on your skin, even when you are not physically exerting yourself or feeling overheated. This sweat will soak your clothes and often make it difficult to turn doorknobs and hold pens. Some people with hyperhidrosis also have skin that turns very white and soft for long periods of time. It’s possible that you might struggle with jock itch or athlete’s foot as a result of too much sweat accumulation. Overall, if you feel insecure or embarrassed by how much you sweat, you may have hyperhidrosis. A visit to the dermatologist can solve the problem!
Treating Hyperhidrosis with Botox
Botox is best known for its role as a skin injectable that smoothes away wrinkles and fine lines on the skin, but it actually has many other purposes as well. One of these purposes is to help minimize or even eliminate hyperhidrosis in the underarm region. Tampa Botox is formulated with onabotulinumtoxinA, a natural, purified protein that temporarily blocks the secretion of the chemical that stimulates the body’s sweat glands to produce sweat. This means that one simple injection of Botox can reduce severe sweating by ensuring the sweat glands don’t receive those chemical signals.
Clinical trials have demonstrated that one injection of Botox can provide up to 201 days of drier underarms, and you can always return for future treatments to maintain the results. Imagine being able to enjoy your daily routine, engage in social interactions, and wear your favorite clothes without the constant fear of sweating through your sleeves or smelling like body odor. If you live in the Tampa, Florida area, contact Dr. Lombardi at Lombardi Institute of Dermatology today to find out exactly how Dr. Lombardi can use Botox to liberate you from excessive sweating. Call today at 813-642-6078.