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Everyone sweats. It is a normal reaction when your body is working hard and needs to cool down. However, if you are sweating at times of rest or for no reason, you may have an issue with Excessive Sweating. Excessive sweating, known as hyperhidrosis, can make you feel very uncomfortable or even embarrassed in certain situations. If you have hyperhidrosis, you may sweat heavily for no reason — when it’s not appropriate to the circumstances.
Pinski Dermatology offers treatments which can help excessive sweating in the underarms, hands or feet. Schedule your consultation with one of our providers to see which treatment is right for you.
Botox for Hyperhidrosis
What is BOTOX® for Severe Sweating and am I a good candidate?
Botox® (onabotulinumtoxinA) is FDA-approved and is a safe and effective treatment to treat the symptoms of severe underarm sweating (severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis) when medicines used on the skin (topical) do not work well enough in people 18 years and older. BOTOX® contains tiny amounts of a highly purified botulinum toxin protein refined from the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum.
What are the benefits for BOTOX for Severe Sweating and how does it work?
BOTOX® is injected into the skin to treat the symptoms of severe underarm sweating (severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis) when medicines used on the skin do not work well enough. BOTOX® temporarily blocks the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate sweat glands. When the sweat glands don’t receive chemical signals, severe sweating is reduced.
How many treatments will I need?
BOTOX® is not a cure for severe underarm sweating. Your symptoms will return gradually, and you’ll know when the time is right for another treatment. Patients experience relief for up to 7 months.
What type of results will I see?
There are a number of ways to remove or treat unwanted hair. Some treatment effects last longer than others. Temporary hair removal Your dermatologist will make 10 to 15 small injections into the affected area through a very fine needle. You should notice a significant reduction in underarm sweating within 4 weeks of your first treatment. If you do not see a significant reduction in sweating, you should contact your dermatologist and request a follow-up consultation.
Is there any downtime associated with this procedure?
The procedure is very quick and easy. Prior to each Botox injection in Dr. Pinski’s Chicago area offices, an ice pack is used to alleviate any discomfort. There is no downtime after the treatment, but patients may experience slight redness around the injection site or bruising. Patients should not use alcohol, Aspirin, or Vitamin E three days prior to their treatment to help minimize any chance of bruising.
* You should not receive Botox if you are allergic to botulinum toxin or eggs, or if you have an infection, swelling, or muscle weakness in the area where the medicine will be injected. Tell your doctor if you have ever had a side effect after receiving any injectable in the past. Your provider will ask in-depth questions concerning your medical history to see if you are a good candidate for this treatment.
You don’t have to sacrifice quality treatments and an outstanding customer experience to save money on Botox in Chicago. Botox® treatments at Pinski Dermatology Chicago will give you the best of both worlds – value and quality. Don’t put off that treatment any longer – call our office today to take advantage of Pinski Dermatology’s BOTOX® expertise!