When people think of BOTOX® in Denver, it seems fair to assume that most do not equate the popular cosmetic treatment with sweating. However, BOTOX can actually be used to help improve the condition of hyperhidrosis, the term used for excessive sweating. For patients suffering from this condition, this can be an embarrassing issue to discuss. Please know that help is available.
BOTOX works by disabling the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands to reduce or eliminate sweating for several months. BOTOX is FDA-approved to treat underarm perspiration when topical treatments or prescriptions aren’t enough to keep them dry.
In the past, people have turned to these methods to help stop underarm sweating:
While all of these methods may help improve underarm sweating, BOTOX also offers a way to improve this condition. In general, candidates for a BOTOX treatment suffer from overactive sweat glands and other treatment methods have not been effective.
For the treatment, BOTOX is injected into the targeted area by our nurse injector, under the direction of Dr. Wolfe or Dr. Vath, and takes about 30 minutes to perform. Because BOTOX is a temporary treatment, results can be seen for about 6 months, and repeat treatment is necessary.