• Solution For: Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating) •
Excessive sweating happens when a person sweats more than is necessary. Yes, it’s necessary to sweat. Sweating cools the body, which prevents us from overheating. People who have hyperhidrosis, however, sweat when the body does not need cooling.
Botox® is the most well known to smooth away fine lines and wrinkles that come from facial movements like frowning and squinting. It is an incredible solution for forehead and frown lines and crow’s feet. Botox It is also an effective treatment to treat excessive sweating, migraines, and various muscular disorders.
What is Botox®?
Botox® is the trade name for Botulinum Toxin Type A. By using extremely small doses of product, physicians can temporarily relax that specific muscles which softens facial lines.
Where is Botox® injected?
Physicians typically treat the areas between the eyebrows (Glabella), forehead, and around the eyes (crow’s feet). Sometimes the mouth and chin area can also be treated to soften lines in those areas.
What can I expect during the treatment?
Typically numbing cream is not needed as ultrafine needles are used to place the product under the skin. There may be minor discomfort during the injections (like getting eyebrows plucked), but no discomfort when leaving the office. When patients leave the office they may have a few small pink bumps where the product was injected. This will fade quickly. Make-up can be applied immediately if necessary.
What are the side effects? How can I prepare for treatment?
The side effects of Botox® are minimal. There is a small chance of a bruise at the site of the injection. Try to avoid baby aspirin, Advil, Aleve, Ibuprofen, and fish oil 7-10 days before and after treatment. You will need to remain upright for at least 3 hours following the procedure and avoid strenuous exercise for the rest of that day only.
Rarely, patients report a mild headache after injection. This responds to over the counter medications like Tylenol and resolves quickly. In clinical trials it is reported that approximately 1% of patients nationwide could develop a slight lowering or drooping of one eyelid (also known as ptosis). This is temporary and will completely resolve.
A consultation is required before all first-time injectable treatments with a Renew MD Health & Wellness medical professional.