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Does Excessive Sweating Have You Sweating?

Believe it or not, you may be suffering from one of the most common medical conditions — hyperhidrosis. Essentially, it’s a fancy term for excessive sweating. Arm pits, hands and the scalp are the usual suspects, but for those of us who have given a presentation or had to shake hands at an important business or social function, we know it all too well.

Luckily, there is a great solution to this embarrassing problem! Botox®. Yes, Botox. The same injection that makes wrinkles soften and disappear can reduce excessive sweating. 
Here’s how it works. When injected into the problem areas, Botox affects the sebaceous glands and associated hair follicles to temporarily decrease the chemical signals that stimulate these glands. This reaction makes you to sweat less.

Similar to a Botox injection for facial wrinkles, this procedure is performed in the office, often during a lunch break to minimize time spent away from work, school and the gym. One treatment may improve sweating for up to six months, while Botox lasts three to four months when used for wrinkle improvement. Effectiveness can vary from patient to patient.

Please feel free to contact us for more information or to schedule an appointment. 




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