Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating, which is an ailment that affects many men and women. For patients with hyperhidrosis, they often sweat so much it soaks or stains clothing and leaves visible marks.
This excessive sweating can be embarrassing or uncomfortable and cause distress for many. It is caused by the body’s natural triggers for sweat, such as heat, nerves, discomfort, but is significantly worse when compared to others due to the overstimulation of the nerves that activate the sweat glands.
Hyperhidrosis affects sweat glands, which are located all over the body. It appears most severely in eccrine sweat glands, which are found in large quantities in areas like the armpits (the most common), the palms of the hands, soles of the feet, back of the neck, forehead, and more.
With the proper tools, patients can treat and maintain their hyperhidrosis. At Troiano Facial Plastics, we offer injections to help target those overstimulated sweat glands and temporarily suspend their ability to release excess sweat. Botox® injections are FDA-approved for the treatment of excessive sweating.
The active ingredient in Botox® is botulinum toxin type A, which is a neurotoxin that targets the small glands to make sweat and temporarily reduces their overactivity. The actual injection process is fairly quick and easy. The Botox® is injected directly into the armpit using an ultra-thin needle. A numbing solution is available to reduce discomfort. You’ll start to see an improvement within the two to four days with full dryness effects around two weeks after your injection.
Botox® treatments are incredibly popular because they can be administered on many patients and deliver noticeable results.
Patients who can safely receive these treatments for hyperhidrosis are invited to schedule an appointment with Dr. Troiano to discuss their eligibility. Botox® treatments are FDA-approved for the treatment of excessive underarm sweating. Patients who have hyperhidrosis in other areas may not be eligible.
Hyperhidrosis can affect patients differently, so some may not need as much treatment as others. To learn more about the cost of Botox® for hyperhidrosis, talk to Dr. Troiano. Together, you can determine how many units and follow-up treatments might be needed.
At Troiano Facial Plastics, our goal is to deliver incredible cosmetic solutions to patients looking for a luxurious enhancement experience that replicates the glam of nearby Miami, without the hustle and bustle.
Patients are invited to relax while they get treatments like Botox® for hyperhidrosis and will always be offered follow-up appointments and touch-ups to ensure they get the best care and results. Dr. Troiano leads the facility and is highly trained and experienced in facial and reconstructive plastic surgery. She specializes in cosmetic enhancement procedures in the head and neck in Palm Beach.Schedule Consultation
Botox® treatments for excessive sweating can be incredibly effective but do not have permanent results. Patients will see an improvement in the hyperhidrosis in the first few days after their procedure, and should finally be able to enjoy total dryness effects two weeks after their injections.
Overall, patients can enjoy these results anywhere from four months to a year. As you get more treatments over time, you may see the results last longer.
Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that can impact your ability to comfortably do certain things and impact your self-esteem. Treatments like Botox® may be covered by your insurance policy, but it is important to check with your individual policy to learn more. Currently, Dr. Troiano does not accept insurance. However, Dr. Troiano and her team can provide you with the documentation, and the codes needed to be reimbursed by the insurance company if this is the path you choose to take.
Botox® injections are often referred to as lunchtime treatments because they are quick to administer and require no downtime or recovery. The actual injections are considered minimally painful and any discomfort can be carefully managed with topical anesthesia and ice packs. If you are concerned about pain, feel free to express this to Dr. Troiano who will happily help to find a solution.
Botox® is one of the most effective methods to treat excessive underarm sweating, however, there are a plethora of other options available.
Most patients who opt for Botox® have tried one or more other options, including prescription antiperspirants or creams, and even antidepressants. If you’re considering Botox® as an option, your best choice is to visit a qualified plastic surgeon at a state-of-the-art facility like Troiano Facial Plastics.