Hyperhidrosis

What is Hyperhidosis?

Hyperhidrosis disorder is a condition that results in excessive sweating. This sweating can occur in unusual situations, such as in cooler weather, or without any trigger at all. It can also be caused by other medical conditions, such as menopause or hyperthyroidism.

Hyperhidrosis can be uncomfortable. However, several treatment options can provide some relief.

Treatment

WowTox injections can be used to treat severe hyperhidrosis. They block the nerves that stimulate your sweat glands. You usually need several injections before this treatment becomes effective.

Convenience

  • less invasive than surgical treatment
  • minimal pain when injected in the armpits
  • generally safe
  • can be an effective treatment, with one study finding a 90 percent decrease in sweat production 2 weeks after the procedure
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How do injections work to treat sweating?

WowTox injections block the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which binds with your sweat glands to signal the release of sweat.

Normally, your nervous system activates your sweat glands when your body temperature rises. This is how your body automatically cools itself. In people with hyperhidrosis, however, the nerves that signal the sweat glands are overactive.

When you receive injections directly into the area of your body that commonly sweats, your overactive nerves are essentially paralyzed. When your nerves can’t signal your sweat glands, you don’t sweat. 

Where is it used on the body to treat sweating?

  • Underarms
  • Palms
  • Face 
  • Soles of feet Botox 

When do the effects kick in for sweating?

You can resume your normal activities immediately after receiving injections. It usually takes between 2 and 4 days to notice your results and 2 weeks for the injections to take full effect.

 

What to expect after treatment

You will be able to go home immediately after your procedure. Generally, little aftercare is needed. You may feel tender around the treated area for the next day or so.

The doctor will want you to follow up about 2 weeks after your appointment once the WowTox takes full effect. You may need an additional procedure to treat any missed spots.