Roughly 1% of Americans suffer from hyperhidrosis, a condition that causes abnormally excessive sweating. This condition can occur all over the body or in one specific area and does not only happen during times of physical exertion or high temperatures. The cause of hyperhidrosis is generally unknown, but it can be congenital or occur as a result of another disorder such as one of the thyroid or pituitary glands. Additionally, certain factors such as what a sufferer eats or drinks can exacerbate one’s symptoms.
At Bergman Folkers Plastic Surgery, we understand that excessive sweating can cause unnecessary stress and embarrassment in your life. As such, we offer an FDA approved solution that is used to block neural control of the sweat glands: Botox. Many individuals who suffer from hyperhidrosis turn towards prescription medication or antiperspirants for treatment, but Botox injections at the site of excess sweating can successfully halt the onset of symptoms for several months at a time.
Botox has been used for years to prevent excessive sweating, wrinkles and other unwanted bodily features. Before you choose to undergo this procedure, you should be aware of the possible side effects, such as:
While Botox often produces successful results on individuals with hyperhidrosis and such side effects are unlikely, you should still remain aware of the possibility that one or more of these side effects could still occur.
At Bergman Folkers Plastic Surgery, we understand that individuals with hyperhidrosis may feel hopeless at times when the sweating just gets to be too much. If this sounds familiar to you, we offer a great solution that can drastically improve your confidence and overall quality of life. If you are interested in learning more about Botox for excessive sweating, contact our Des Moines office at (515) 222-1111 today to schedule your initial consultation.