Treating your excessive sweating has never been easier! We are pleased to offer this amazing solution so you don’t have to suffer the various uncomfortable situations this condition brings.
“Research demonstrates that treating excessive sweating of the armpits, hands, feet, head and face (craniofacial), and other relatively small body areas (like under the breasts) with Botox [onabotulinumtoxinA] is safe and effective. When used to treat underarm excessive sweating, Botox has been shown to result in an 82-87% decrease in sweating. Results start to be noticeable approximately 2 to 4 days after treatment with the full effects usually noted within 2 weeks. Dryness typically lasts 4 to 12 months but some studies have found it can last as long as 14 months. Additional statistics from published research studies have shown that repeated treatment with Botox is safe and effective for hyperhidrosis and consistently results in meaningful, long-lasting improvements in an excessive sweating patient’s symptoms, daily functioning, and quality of life. Botox treatment for hyperhidrosis has also been scientifically proven to improve on-the-job productivity. While sweating is an essential body function for temperature-control, localized body areas house only a small percentage of the body’s sweat glands (the underarms, for instance, are home to less than 2% of the body’s sweat glands.) The temporary cessation of these sweat glands’ functioning, therefore, has little to do with body thermoregulation.” -Source: www.sweathelp.org
If that’s not enough proof, here’s some additional information that offers more facts and science.
Botox Offers Lasting Relief
“In a three-year study, researchers examined the safety, effectiveness, and cost of repeated treatment with Botox injections on people with axillary hyperhidrosis and the impact of the treatment on their quality of life.
The study involved 193 people who had participated in an earlier one-year clinical trial of Botox for hyperhidrosis. They were given the option to continue treatment every eight weeks if symptoms persisted under this follow-up study.
In the follow-up study, researchers found Botox continued to be effective with repeated treatment. After the first treatment, 82% had up to a 75% reduction in sweat production in four weeks after the injection.
Four weeks after treatments two and three, 79% experienced the same degree of relief.
Overall, 94% of patients required four or fewer Botox injections to control their symptoms during the two-year study.
Botox May Ease Social Stigma of Sweat
The study also found that the treatment had a positive effect on the patients’ quality of life, for example:
- Before treatment, 66%-72% of patients were somewhat or very dissatisfied with their ability to perform their current work activities, compared with 9%-20% after treatment.
- The number of patients who reported feeling “emotionally damaged or injured” due to their hyperhidrosis reduced by about half before and after treatment, from 76%-83% to 32%-42%.
- Participants reported significantly less limitation in interpersonal and social situations. Before treatment 17%-33% said they were somewhat or very satisfied with their ability to perform nonwork activities. After treatment, that proportion increased to 78%-88%.
Source: Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, Chicago, July 20-24, 2005. News release, American Academy of Dermatology.
With data like that you can feel confident of the future! Especially with Spring right around the corner! Come see us for an evaluation and free consultation. We’re conveniently located in downtown Timmins.