Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis) Treatment in Houston, TX

Available Procedures for Excessive Sweating

  • Overview
  • Botox
  • miraDry
Overview

At Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, we provide customized treatment options for our patients to help them improve and revitalize their appearance, while also treating common skin problems, such as hyperhidrosis, which can be easily treated with Botox® injections or miraDry treatment.

Botox

Botox for Excessive Sweating

How Botox® for Hyperhidrosis Works

Botox® is a dermal injection formula produced by Allergan, Inc., of Irvine, California that has gained worldwide popularity as a treatment to reduce the visible signs of aging in the skin, such as wrinkles. Botox® is formulated with an ingredient known as Onabotulinumtoxin A and is the most studied and widely used brand of botulinum toxin in the world.

In addition to its use as a cosmetic dermal filler to treat wrinkles and lines in the face, Botox® has been approved by the FDA to treat a total of eight medical conditions, receiving its first FDA approval in 1989. Over the years Botox® has been used to treat millions of patients with a variety of conditions. Botox® has been shown effective in treating acne, bumpy chin, and chronic headaches, as well as other conditions, including hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating.

Onabotulinumtoxin A is a natural occurring protein purified from bacteria that can temporarily block secretion of the chemical that triggers the body’s sweat glands. By altering this chemical process, botulinum toxin blocks the production of sweat in strategic treatment areas such as the underarms, hands, or feet. Botox® injections, when used for this purpose, are delivered just below the surface of the skin, so there is little discomfort following treatment.

Benefits of Botox® for Hyperhidrosis

In 2004, the FDA approved Botox® for the treatment of severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating of the underarms, in patients unable to obtain relief through the use of antiperspirants. At least 20 countries have also approved Botox® for this condition, and the treatment has shown efficacy in the vast majority of patients.

Research demonstrates that onabotulinumtoxin A provides a safe and effective treatment for the prevention of excessive sweating of the armpits, hands, feet, head and face, as well as other small areas of the body. When used to treat excessive sweating in the underarms, Botox has been shown to produce a whopping 82-87% decrease in perspiration. In the case of excessive palmar sweating, or excess perspiration in the hands or palms, Botox® demonstrated an 80-90% effectiveness rate in clinical studies. When used to treat palmar sweating, Botox® may produce temporary discomfort and weakness in the hands in some patients.

Treatment results vary between patients, as well as the areas of the body being treated, but in most patients treating hyperhidrosis, results become noticeable approximately 2 to 4 days after treatment, with effects gradually increasing for a period of 2 weeks. Treatments are typically effective for about 4 to 12 months, depending on such factors as genetics, age, and lifestyle, although some patients have reported effectiveness lasting as long as 14 months. Botox® injections to treat hyperhidrosis may be repeated as often as every 6 months.

Safety Concerns

Botox® injections are safe, because, while sweating is an essential biological function that naturally controls and regulates the body’s temperature, localized areas in the body typically contain only a small percentage of the body’s sweat glands. For example, the underarms contain less than 2% of the body’s total sweat glands, so a temporary paralysis of these glands will not greatly affect the body’s natural system of thermoregulation.

Recovery After Botox®

Botox® injections take as little as half an hour to administer and require no downtime. Most patients resume normal activities as soon as the treatment session ends. The treatment may initially produce mild irritation and redness at the injection sites, but these symptoms will subside naturally in a few hours.

miraDry

miraDry Treatment for Hyperhidrosis

miraDry is a new treatment that has recently been approved by the FDA to treat axillary hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating under the arms. It reduces sweating by eliminating or damaging sweat glands with electromagnetic energy. This simple, safe and non-invasive revolutionary treatment is now available in over 50 countries around the world.

For residents of Houston who want to control excessive underarm sweating and foul body odor, miraDry is available at Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, a comprehensive cosmetic medical treatment center led by renowned area plastic surgeon Dr. Olga Bachilo.

Frequently Asked Questions About Excessive Sweating

What are other options for excessive sweating treatment in Houston?

MiraDry and Botox are among the most effective treatments to cure hyperhidrosis, and they are available at Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa.

Is excessive sweating treatment covered by insurance?

While Botox injections for excessive sweating are often covered by insurance, miraDry treatments are not covered by insurance.

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