Here’s When Its Time To Botox For Hyperhidrosis

Excessive sweating is bothersome and here’s when it’s time to Botox for hyerhidrosis or just to treat bothersome sweating to you. Botox Medical is FDA approved for excessive underarm glowing moisture beyond physiologic natural sweating. However, others without the diagnosis of medical hyperhidrosis to handle bothersome sweating may select to treat with Botox. Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) occurs in women and men. The excessive sweat we treat with Botox in Champaign at Hada Cosmetic Medicine occurs from the eccrine sweat glands. concentrated in hands, feet, and underarms.

Hyperhidrosis may be an idiopathic condition with no specific cause, it could be due to a medical condition or medication. Hyperhidrosis is not typically a serious medical condition (you do have to stay extra hydrated,) but it can be significantly bothersome to you, and lead to excessive clothing or shoe damage!

Sweating is healthy management of heat loss

For instance, if you pop into a steam room excessive sweating is normal.   Sweating also controls other glandular functions and skin functions. The top three medically treatable causes of excessive generalized sweating includes excessive weight, excessive stress, and hormone imbalance. Hot foods, hot sex, hot yoga should all cause appropriate sweating. When you eat hot or very spicy foods the sweating is usually facial lips, nose, or forehead, not really the underarms.

You meet the diagnosis of hyperhidrosis if the bothersome sweating occurs weekly, for over 6 months, seems to be on both sides of your body, and bothersome. Most commonly onset is before age 25. One sign of abnormal sweating is sweating that occurs at night. Emotional sweating almost always occurs in daytime, during sleep as the higher brain centers calm their firing at night.

Sweating excessively is unhealthy 

Here’s when it’s time to treat with Botox for Hyperidrosis. At Hada Cosmetic Medicine we advocate treating excessive sweat can cause unhealthy skin breakdown. Excessive sweat produces rashes, irritations, local maceration, extra skin tags, peeling skin, and promotes local viral warts.

odd color or odd odors to sweat 

Odd color or odd odors to your sweat means a medical problem. Sweating from hyperhidrosis is should be water colored,  and odorless. There are a number of odd medical conditions that can cause you to sweat yellow, blue, green or even black! Colored sweat goes by the interesting medical name of Chromohidrosis. Snap a picture, email it in to us, and we will discuss!

Excess sweat glands can be the problem. Do you have 2 million or do you have 24 million sweat glands? Either way, we can actually produce up to 10 liters of sweat a day. Impressive. Don’t forget to rehydrate after hot yoga at Hatha Yoga and Fitness!!

Good bacteria actually make us smell better! It’s necessary to have bacteria around to product the odors we associated with body sweat. We do sweat salt with our water, but actually the ducts in the sweat glands reabsorbs most of the salt, so we don’t lose enough to be dangerous, on a typical day. There are three cell types producing sweat, the clear, the mucoid and the myoepithelial ones.

treat With botox if visible sweating for greater than 6 months

We suggest you treat excessive sweating with Botox if you have visible sweating for greater than six months. Being dehydrated will decrease your sweating but that is not a pleasant or healthy way to do it. Not moving much and of course being cool with air conditioning or in a pool will decrease the amount you perspire. There are medical grade antiperspirants that will help with this also.

Great news: a new medication is available and cosmetic therapies can help as well! Glycopyrrolates by prescription can be taken orally to reduce sweating in all the types of sweat glands, but they do have side effects you should discuss with your provider. The prescription topical medication Qbrexza can be prescribed. After working with your provider to establish the cause, some physicians suggest you try the oral medications before going to Botox. Others feel Botox has less systemic side effects here is information from Mayo Clinic

Botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A), the medical brand Botox is FDA approved for hyperhidrosis and has been used the most. At Hada Cosmetic Medicine have used other neurotoxins, and are evaluating Daxxify it see if it gives longevity longer than Botox. Botulinum toxin injection significantly reduces the neurotransmitter acetylcholine from the nerves that control the function of the sweat glands in the treated area. For most that will mean the eccrine sweat glands in the underarms. Botox injection to the underarms reduces the production of sweat by at least 50%. It will take effect in 24 hours and full effect in 1-2 weeks, lasting 9-12 months. Botox for hyperhidrosis has been used in clients of all ages including children. Ultherapy treatments off label can be effective for reducing sweat glands. Request a consult at WHP 217-356-3736!