Botox and Dysport for Hyperhirodsis

Have you ever wondered what other indications of use you could benefit from a Neurotoxin treatment like Botox or Dysport other than facial cosmetic reasons? For example, do you suffer from hyperhidrosis? Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition known as abnormal, excessive, sweating that can interfere with your quality of life. The most common areas that this can occur is the extremities (feet or hands), face, scalp, and the under-arm area. This type of sweating can be triggered from the sweat glands that is unrelated to a natural response of exercising or from an increase in body temperature.  Botox may be an alternative treatment measure that can be specifically tailored to meet your needs under this circumstance.

What can I expect from Botox to Treat Hyperhidrosis?

This is where a non-cosmetic approach from Botox/Dysport can be implemented into your treatment plan to help manage the symptoms related to hyperhidrosis. Botox’s/Dysport’s mechanism of action when injected into the sweat glands blocks the nerve signals that are responsible for triggering sweat production and in return can help soften the sweat glands from over production of sweat. Over time though it has been found that patients can go longer between treatments when your maintenance visits are being followed through. It has been reported that this area can be more sensitive than others but is very effective when the dosing is being altered to treat your needs and the outcomes have been very beneficial.

First, numbing cream is applied if the patient prefers and then a disinfecting agent is applied prior to injecting.  The practitioner will provide an assessment and the treatment plan and then little needles are used to inject a micro dose Botox or Dysport into the sweat glands of affected areas of concern.

Following treatment patients can expect:

  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • 2-3 weeks of onset
  • Lasting 4-6 months

It is important to educate yourself and seek out an experienced provider about neurotoxin treatments if you are thinking about doing one.  Botox can help you feel more comfortable and confident in your own skin again when treating for conditions like hyperhidrosis. Just knowing that there is a non-surgical option for treatment can help decrease your stress over sweat and can help you feel confident in daily life situations.

UFP Aesthetics nurse injectors are credentialed and experienced in several non-surgical treatments with Utah Facial Plastics. They work closely with double-board certified facial plastic and hair restoration specialists, Dr. Thompson and Dr. Henstrom to safely and effectively treat all patients who come through our doors.  Our nurses have expertise in other areas of treatment such as:

UFP Aesthetics offers a variety of services from surgical to non-surgical and skin care treatments. If you are someone who suffers from hyperhidrosis and would like to explore treatment with Botox or Dysport, call 801-776-2220 or schedule a consultation in our Layton, Draper, or South Jordan ( coming soon) Utah offices.

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