Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating. This condition can lead to embarrassment, loss of confidence, low self-esteem, and a compromised lifestyle.
Any part of the body can be affected, but the most common areas are those with a high concentration of sweat glands such as the armpits, hands, feet, groin and face.
BOTOX® has recently gained FDA-approval for severe underarm sweating when topical agents don’t work.
There are several treatment options available depending on the severity of the sweating and where it occurs. After a consultation, Dr.Suh will determine if BOTOX® is the right treatment option for you.
A localized BOTOX® injection to the affected area has been proven to significantly decrease sweating. BOTOX® treatment for hyperhidrosis works by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands by “turning off” the body’s sweat glands. When the sweat glands don’t receive chemical signals, the severe sweating stops.
While topical solutions only work on a short-term basis, BOTOX® injections offer relief from hyperhidrosis for up to seven months.