Are You Sweating It— Literally?
- Posted on: Oct 15 2018
Dripping from head to toe in sweat is something that’s worth bragging about when you have just completed a really long workout, but if you suffer from excessive sweat all the time and it seems like it’s getting harder and harder to control, then you may have a medical condition called hyperhidrosis.
Even though endocrine, infectious, or neurologic diseases can cause hyperhidrosis, it usually affects people who are otherwise really healthy. If you have tried your hand at prescription strength antiperspirant deodorants but haven’t noticed any significant results, then it may be time to consider getting Botox by Dr. Barry Goldman.
If you’re shaking your head wondering how on earth Botox can be used to treat hyperhidrosis, then you are not alone. In fact, many people are surprised to hear that Botox can be used for more than just cosmetic purposes. When injected in the muscles under your arms, Botox blocks the secretion of the chemical that activates your sweat glands which helps to temporarily alleviate your hyperhidrosis symptoms.
Is Botox Safe?
Absolutely. If Botox weren’t safe to treat hyperhidrosis, Dr. Barry Goldman certainly wouldn’t offer it to patients. As long as it’s administered to patients by a certified doctor like Dr. Barry Goldman, then you shouldn’t have any problems. Although there are some side effects of Botox for hyperhidrosis, they are extremely rare. Dr. Goldman will discuss everything that you need to know during your consultation.
How Long Does It Last For?
One thing to know about Botox is that it is temporary. On average, Botox for hyperhidrosis will last around six months or more.
How Long Does It Take?
One of the great things about Botox is that it’s fast and effective. Each procedure takes about 15 minutes on average which means that you can come in on your lunch break or day off and not have to worry about taking an entire day off for a long procedure.
Even though the saying says otherwise, you should only sweat the small stuff and not everything else (like through your t-shirt, socks, or gloves). To learn more about Botox for hyperhidrosis, schedule a consultation with Dr. Barry Goldman at our New York office and call us at 212.962.1115.