The summer months are upon us! While we all love the warmer months, if you suffer from excessive sweating, a medical condition called hyperhidrosis, it can cause some embarrassing moments. Whether you are at work, playing sports, or just doing everyday activities, those of us with excessive sweating can become an issue (trying to get armpit stains out of t-shirts can be difficult). One of the most popular treatments to help with this is by injecting a neurotoxin such as Botox or Dysport can reduce that excessive sweating. Most people think that Botox and products like it are just meant to smooth wrinkles, but they can help out in other ways. We offer this service and many more at La Belle Vie Medical Care and Aesthetics.
How Does it Work?
Neurotoxins have been around for a long time now and have proven to be safe and effective for many different conditions, both medically and aesthetic purposes. They work by paralyzing or weakening certain muscles or by blocking different nerves. In the armpits, it works by blocking the nerve before it reaches the sweat glands. There are quite a few other conditions these products can be used for besides sweating and wrinkles. Here are a few examples:
- Migraine headaches
- Muscular disorders
- Bladder and bowel disorders
- Neurological disorders
The procedure for sweating is pretty simple. We usually will apply a small amount of topical numbing crème or ice. We then clean the area with alcohol, marking your skin where the injections will go. There are about 10-15 little injections with a very small needle. It normally takes 50 units per side and will start to take effect within 3 to 7 days and can completely stop sweating or at least reduce it, with results lasting typically 4 to 6 months. The procedure takes about 30 to 45 minutes in total.
Stop Excessive Sweating! Contact La Belle Vie for a Consultation
We at La Belle Vie have over 30 years of experience in Aesthetic medicine. We strive for our clients to always feel safe and comfortable while visiting our Medical Spa and clinic. If you are interested in this procedure or any other service we offer at La Belle Vie, please feel free to call us at 801-987-8384.