If you’ve experienced excessive sweating, you know that it is not always convenient or desired to visibly sweat through your clothes. While we may be shaking hands less post-pandemic, it can definitely be uncomfortable to worry about presenting a damp hand for an unexpected handshake. If you’re looking for treatment options, stick with us! Did you know that neurotoxin injectables can improve or even eliminate excessive sweating caused by Hyperhidrosis? That’s right! Our injectors at Coco Med Spa in St. Pete can help you drastically reduce even your sweatiest symptoms with regular treatments. Let’s get into it.
What is Hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is a relatively common condition that results in excessive sweating in areas like the hands, face, armpits, or even the whole body. One of the distinguishing factors of this condition is that sweating occurs even in the absence of physical activity, body temperature, or other typical causes of sweating. Typically this is caused by an oversensitivity of the nerves that signal your body’s sweat glands.
How do you treat Hyperhidrosis?
There are a number of available treatments on the market for this condition. Depending on the individual and the severity of their symptoms, some may be more effective than others. Prescription deodorants and topical creams might be a good start for some, and treatments can get as invasive as surgery. However, many individuals find great success in halting the symptoms of hyperhidrosis via neurotoxin injections. For this treatment, the injector will administer several units of a neurotoxin such as Xeomin, Dysport, Jeuveau, or Botox to the affected area(s) in order to temporarily block the nerves that cause sweating. This treatment is highly effective, safe, and relatively noninvasive. It does, however, require return treatments about every 6-12 months in order to maintain results.
Who is a good candidate for treatment with neurotoxins?
Any adult with hyperhidrosis that is looking for an effective, minimally invasive treatment may be a candidate for this method. Since it is a medical procedure, more units may be required than the amount used for cosmetic purposes. Your injector will determine which neurotoxin is best for you based on your individual symptoms and needs.
To schedule an appointment for treatment or find out if this may be a good option for you, feel free to contact us and schedule a consultation or appointment. We’d love to help you feel more comfortable and confident!