Excessive Sweating Treatment
When the body sweats too much it can be a medical condition called hyperhidrosis.
Working up a sweat on hot, muggy days or while exercising is only natural and, in fact, healthy. Sweating is the body’s way of cooling down. But sometimes, the body sweats too much, which is the case for people who have a medical condition called hyperhidrosis.
In people with hyperhidrosis, the body’s 2 to 4 million sweat glands are overactive, causing profuse perspiration at times when others would sweat lightly (if at all). They sweat a lot even when weather or physical activity don’t warrant it.
If you find yourself staining your shirts on a daily basis, feeling embarrassed to give a handshake because of dripping palms, sweating in the midst of a winter blizzard or coming home to a puddle of sweat in your sneakers, it may be the time to contact New Light Laser and Aesthetics and book a consultation with Dr. Jeffery for an evaluation. Sometimes the condition is caused by medications or a medical condition, but most of the time there is no underlying cause.
At New Light Laser and Aesthetics, we understand that hyperhidrosis can interfere with your day-to-day life and cause embarrassment. We do a thorough evaluation to determine if there is a cause of sweating and then customize a treatment regimen that fits your lifestyle.
Botox works by blocking the nerves responsible for activating your sweat glands. Normally, your nervous system activates your sweat glands when your body temperature rises. This is how your body automatically cools itself. In people with hyperhidrosis, however, the nerves that signal the sweat glands are overactive.
When you receive Botox injections directly into the area of your body that commonly sweats, your overactive nerves are essentially paralyzed. When your nerves can’t signal your sweat glands, you don’t sweat. However, Botox only prevents sweating in the specific area where it’s injected.
After the injection of a neuromodulator (e.g. Botox Cosmetic / Dysport / Xeomin), the purified protein will work its way into the treated areas, and you will begin to feel and see some changes in approximately 2 - 3 days. The full treatment effect is two weeks from your treatment date.
Possible side effects include:
- Itching and
- Tenderness at the injection site
These side effects may last for a couple hours after your treatment.
You may take Tylenol, if allowed by your family doctor. While it is rare, these side effects, including red or swollen bumps, may last for 2 - 3 days post treatment.
Avoid wearing make-up over the injection sites for the remainder of the day, however if needed, you may apply make-up after 6 hours post treatment using gentle pressure.
For 1 hour: Exercise the areas that were treated (e.g. practice frowning, raising your eyebrows or squeezing your eyes closed).
For 3 hours: Remain upright (do NOT lie down) and do not rub the treated areas.
For 24 hours: Refrain from strenuous physical activity, hot tub, sauna, facials, alcohol or aspirin/Advil.
We recommend that you book your follow-up appointment for two weeks from your treatment - you can book this upon check-out today. The purpose of the follow-up is to confirm that we have the correct recipe for your initial and future treatments, especially after your first neuromodulator treatment with us. We will take your two week after photos at this follow-up for medical purposes.
Your neuromodulator treatment is a temporary treatment with results lasting approximately 3 months. By consistently receiving neuromodulator treatments, based on your medical professional’s recommendation, over time the results may last longer than 3 - 4 months and require fewer units to maintain a similar treatment result.