Botox for Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating) in San Jose, CA
At ShotDocMD We Are Dedicated to Helping You Feel Comfortable in Your Day to Day Life. If You Suffer From Excessive Sweating – Our Treatment Using Botox Could Be Right for You! Call Today and Make an Appointment With Dr. Grace Kim. We Are the Best Med Spa Near You!
Excessive sweating can be effectively treated with Botox injections! Yes, it is true…that terrible, uncomfortable feeling of sweat dripping down your sides and soaking your shirt during a meeting, presentation, test, date, wedding etc. can be dramatically reduced with small injections in the armpits. It is so effective that studies have shown an 82-87% reduction in sweating that begins 2-4 days after treatment. Full effects take 2 weeks and the duration of dryness lasts anywhere from 4-12 months or even longer. Other areas of excessive sweating can be treated such as the palms of the hands with similar duration of effect.
How does it work? Botulinum toxin type A is a purified protein that temporarily blocks the release of a chemical (acetylcholine) that turns on the sweat glands. These sweat glands are located right underneath the skin so the injections are very superficial. In good hands, with numbing cream and a little ice, the tiny injections are painless. Imagine going to a meeting with renewed confidence knowing that you can get through the presentation without worrying about your sweat glands involuntarily going into overdrive. It makes sense that workplace productivity has been shown to improve with Botox treatments.
Is it safe? Botulinum toxin has been FDA approved since 2004 for the temporary relief of severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis, that does not respond to antiperspirants. It is a safe, effective treatment with very few side effects. Temporary redness and pinpoint bleeding are common. Since only 2% of the entire body’s sweating comes from the armpits, there isn’t an issue with heat/sweat regulation.
Dr. Grace Kim, M.D. is an experienced practitioner and offers Botox for hyperhidrosis. The entire procedure takes under 30 minutes. When you arrive at the office, you will receive numbing cream to apply over the skin of the underarms. 50 units per side (total 100 units) is injected using small tiny injections. Within 2-4 days your sweating with begin to diminish with full effect taking 2 weeks. Most patients average 7-8 months of relief.
If you are someone who suffers from hyperhidrosis of the underarms or hands, you are probably an excellent candidate for Botox treatments. Call today to see if you can benefit from this quick 30-minute procedure!