Increase Your Self-Esteem With Botox When Hyperhidrosis is Part of Your Life
Possible Reasons for Excessive Sweating
Before you treat hyperhidrosis, it's important to understand its causes. Currently, scientists haven't pinpointed exactly why some people sweat more than others. However, there are a few key items that can contribute to a possible hyperhidrosis diagnosis, including:
• Over-active sympathetic nervous system
• Metabolic shifts
• Medication influences
• Genetic tendencies
• Large, sweat glands
Regardless of the reason for the excessive sweating, it has a largely cyclical nature. You sweat to cool off or when you're nervous, for example. Because you sweat in large quantities, you may become even more nervous and frustrated, which only causes extra sweat to be excreted. At Orange County's leading facial plastic surgery center/office, our goal is to reduce this cyclical pattern that leads to low self-esteem.
Our team of talented doctors wants you to look and feel good about yourself.
When you visit our Fashion Island facility, each of your treatments is performed by a board certified surgeon. Schedule a consultation with us today by calling 949-200-1615.
How Botox Can Help
You may have heard of Botox and its use as a filler for wrinkles and other skin anomalies. Botox's functions can extend farther than these surface areas, however. The reason why Botox can reduce wrinkles is its immobilization function. This substance actually paralyses targeted nerves and muscles on a temporary basis. As a result, wrinkles relax into a smooth appearance for months at a time.
When you're treated for hyperhidrosis, our Orange County doctors target your excessively sweating areas. They inject Botox into this skin, and the nerves supplying the sweat glands are effectively shut off. You'll experience less sweat in these areas as a result.
What to Expect During the Procedure
Initially, you'll meet with one of our doctors to discuss your Botox plan. You may want to target the sweatiest areas first and move onto other sections in time. Every patient is different so your doctor will work out a strategy with you that's safe and effective.
The procedure is completed at our state-of-the-art facility. There's no need to check into a hospital. Because most problem areas for hyperhidrosis patients are sensitive, you'll probably receive a topical anesthetic before the procedure. With your skin locally numb, the doctor injects Botox into several specific areas. This substance will spread out from the injection site, but it has limited range. The multiple injections allow the doctor to cover a large area that is usually problematic.
For most patients, you'll experience sweat control for up to 6 months. Ideally, you should have the Botox procedure performed twice a year in order to keep the sweat at bay. However, you may need injections more often than every 6 months, depending on your body's chemistry. Contact your doctor if you notice a few issues, including:
• Increased sweat in the treated area
• Nerve-ending tingling
Your body might absorb the Botox faster than other patients if you notice sweating before 6 months have passed. Doctors can create an injection schedule based on your reactions at that point.
Living With Excessive Sweating
Your Botox treatment will reduce the sweating to minimal levels, but you may still be concerned about moisture. Take a few common-sense steps every day to control hyperhidrosis, such as:
• Wear cotton instead of other clinging fabrics
• Bring extra socks and shirts on your daily outings
• Select light-colored clothing that hides moist areas
It's important to work with your Botox doctor and general practitioner in order to control hyperhidrosis. Take control of your condition by speaking candidly with our team of professionals. Several visits in one year can change your outlook on life.
When you visit our Fashion Island facility, each of your treatments is performed by a board certified surgeon. Schedule a consultation with us today by calling 949-200-1615. Our staff can set up an appointment that works with your schedule. With only two visits a year, it's possible to control your hyperhidrosis every day.