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Botox Injections in San Jose Bay Area: Treatment for Excessive Sweating

Posted by June 12th, 2019 in News

Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, can negatively impact one’s quality of life. What many people don’t know, however, is that there exists a treatment for this condition in the form of Botox injections. San Jose Bay
Bay Area
residents who may not be familiar with Botox’s many applications would be glad to know that the widely used neurotoxin can do more for you than just make your face look younger.

Botox injections in the San Jose Bay Area CA and other parts of the country are mostly employed in cosmetic treatments, but did you know that it’s also being used to help people who suffer from abnormal amounts of sweating? People with hyperhidrosis sweat even when the weather isn’t hot, so much so they end up dripping wet and drenching their clothes. To make matters worse, regular and prescription antiperspirants do little or nothing at all to alleviate this condition.

Botox injections in San Jose and elsewhere have been approved by the FDA as a treatment for those who experience excessive underarm sweating. There are “off-label” uses for Botox treatment, too. Licensed cosmetic clinics and facilities can administer Botox treatment to reduce sweating in the face, hands, feet, and other areas. It has been found that in around 90 percent of cases, extreme palm sweating can be diminished or eliminated using this method. Extreme forehead sweating, on the other hand, can be reduced by 75 percent or more for three to nine months.

Normally, when your body temperature is high, your nerves activate your sweat glands to produce sweat so that the body is cooled. But in people with hyperhidrosis, these nerves are overactive, so the glands are activated even when the body temperature isn’t that high. Botox treatment helps relieve symptoms associated with hyperhidrosis because the neurotoxin paralyzes overactive nerves in the problem areas, therefore preventing excessive sweat gland activation.

Botox is injected multiple times in a grid pattern in the problem area(s). You can go back to work and your daily routines immediately after the Botox treatment. Follow-up sessions may or may not be required. The treatment will start taking effect within a week. Total dryness can be expected in two weeks and will last between three and nine months. The result of any off-label Botox treatment rarely lasts as long, however, so you may need injections again in around six months.

If you’re interested in Botox injections, the San Jose Bay Area is home to our Rejuvé clinic. Feel free to check out our website to learn more about the services we offer, and call (408) 740-5320 when you’re ready to schedule a consultation with Dr. Tang.

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