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Hyperhidrosis

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Botox injections are a new treatment option for people with hyperhidrosis.

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    Don’t be embarrassed by excessive sweating.

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    Perspiration (sweating) is actually a healthy, normal function of our bodies. But some people suffer from excessive sweating that goes beyond the body’s necessary regulation of its temperature.

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    Overactive sweat glands are often responsible for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). Botox injections are a new treatment option for people with hyperhidrosis.

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    You may be a candidate for Botox if your sweating fails to improve with prescription antiperspirants. Botox has been FDA-approved for people who sweat excessively from their armpits.

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    Understanding
    Hyperhidrosis

    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. Botox works by blocking the nerves responsible for activating your sweat glands. 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 in that area.

    Considerations

    Botox may also be used “off-label” to reduce sweating in other areas, such as the hands, feet, and face. It’s important to note that Botox only prevents sweating in the specific area where it’s injected.

    Fortunately, many insurance companies cover all or part of the cost. In most cases, your insurance company wants to see that you have tried other options first, such as prescription antiperspirants.
    *Insurance coverages may apply to this specific treatment and do not apply to the rest of the treatments on this website. 

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