Botox Treatment for Craniofacial Hyperhidrosis
Does excessive facial sweating cause you to be embarrassed daily? Sweating is a normal bodily function, but excessive sweating can create difficulties with work and social situations. This excess sweating is known as craniofacial hyperhidrosis, and approximately 3% of Americans suffer from the condition. There are treatments available that can help reduce your symptoms and take back your life. If you are suffering from craniofacial hyperhidrosis, Botox® treatment can be an ideal solution.
What Causes Craniofacial Hyperhidrosis?
Many people experience sweating with hot temperatures, physical exertion during exercise or eating spicy foods. The sweat glands activate to cool the body and then shut off. When a person has craniofacial hyperhidrosis, the sweat glands stay over-activated continually.
There are numerous potential causes behind craniofacial hyperhidrosis. The condition can be hereditary or due to certain health conditions or medications. Receiving an accurate diagnosis can help determine the cause and the best treatments.
How Botox Treats Craniofacial Hyperhidrosis
Botox is an FDA-approved neurotoxin that is injected into the targeted area to treat craniofacial hyperhidrosis. It works by blocking receptors in the body that trigger the chemical responsible for activating the sweat glands. The outpatient procedure can be done in less than an hour with minimal discomfort. You may be able to resume normal activities right away. Results may be noticeable within a few days and last for up to a year.
Some patients may require multiple treatments in order to achieve optimal results. Side effects are minimal and are typically injection-related. You may experience some slight bruising, redness or swelling at the injection site. These symptoms can be expected to go away after a few days.
Reduce Craniofacial Hyperhidrosis Symptoms With Botox Today
If excess sweating is affecting your quality of life, you may want to strongly consider Botox treatment. Dr. Maurice Khosh specializes in dermal fillers and injectables to treat a wide range of cosmetic issues. Dr. Khosh can perform a comprehensive exam to discover the cause of your craniofacial hyperhidrosis and develop a personalized plan for treatment. Feel confident in your skin. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.