09 Jun Botox for Excessive Sweating in Texas Summers
Alright, guys and gals. Let’s talk about something… not so cute for a minute. Are you an excessive sweater 💦? Like, are you afraid to take off your jacket during a date because your pits are looking like they’ve sprung a leak? Oh my gosh, this reminds me of that scene from the tv show, Will & Grace, when Grace’s water braw springs a leak in an art gallery 🤣. It’s ok, I feel you, and I have a solution! As a top injector of Botox and Fillers in Dallas, Texas, I’ve had the opportunity to treat many patients for hyperhidrosis, AKA Excessive Sweating. Botox has literally changed lives for patients who have always been extremely insecure about their sweat glands acting up in public. Most people think of Botox strictly as an anti-aging treatment, but it was originally designed to treat patients with chronic migraines and hyperhidrosis. The sad thing is that even the anxiety about excessive sweating in public can lead to even more sweating 😭. Lemme help, lemme help 🙋🏼♀️!
Why Do I Sweat So Much?
Let’s dive in, shall we? Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating and it’s actually pretty common. Many people around the world suffer from this uncomfortable disorder. At times it can be brought on by stress, anxiety, heat, or certain fabrics that don’t breathe well. But it can also strike at the most unusual times and circumstances. Some people’s pits unleash Niagara Falls while sipping an iced tea under the AC vent. Other causes of hyperhidrosis are:
- lung disease
- heart disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- adrenal gland disorder
Where Can Excessive Sweating Occur?
Most people suffer from excessive sweating in their underarms and the palms of their hands. It can also occur on the forehead, scalp, and feet. 30 – 50% of people who suffer from hyperhidrosis actually have a family history of relatives that suffered from varying degrees of this disorder. Hyperhidrosis usually kicks in after puberty and into young adulthood.
What is Botox?
Botox® is actually a brand of neurotoxin or neuromodulator made from microbes that actually cause botulism, which is a kind of food poisoning. I know, I know, sounds scary. Don’t worry, it’s safe in very small doses and when used by a medical professional for specific treatments. Botox can be used as a cosmetic treatment to prevent or minimize the signs of aging by relaxing the muscles in areas of the face like the forehead to smooth out the wrinkles. It can also be used to treat neuromuscular conditions like muscle spasms, chronic migraines, and excessive sweating.
How Can Botox Help with Excessive Sweating?
Botox was designed to cause temporary muscle paralysis, which is why it’s able to effectively freeze the muscles in the forehead, giving you a more relaxed, rested look. Botox targets the nervous system and when it’s injected it essentially paralyzes the overactive nerves in areas like the underarm that send signals to the body to cool it down, which causes excessive sweating. It’s kind of like saying, “Alright, it’s time to relax for a bit. I’m not actually having a heat stroke right now. You don’t need to send the force of the Grand Rapids to my pits.” 😂
How Often Will I Need Botox Injections to Treat Excessive Sweating?
Typically, Botox will last 4-5 months when injected under the arms. Once the signs of excessive sweating start to return, we recommend that you book an appointment for a touch-up.
Where Can I Get Botox Injections to Treat Excessive Sweating in Dallas, Texas?
Jen Pilotte AKA The Plastic NP, is one of Dallas’s top Botox injectors. Let’s face it, Texas can get HOT! Hyperhidrosis treatment with Botox is extremely popular during the summer months. Reach out to us to book an appointment to see if Botox may be right for you.