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Sweaty Palms Even in Winter? Botox for Hyperhidrosis4 min read

Botox for Sweaty Palms
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Dr. Phillip Chang

Board Certified By The American Board of Plastic Surgeons.
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No matter the situation you find yourself in, whether walking your date back to their door, or shaking hands with a prospective boss, we all can appreciate the feeling of nervously wishing you could wipe your palms on your pants just ONE more time! Sweaty palms are one of the most common symptoms of nerves, and can even appear just because it’s a little too warm outside.

But while this is a perfectly normal, occasional occurrence for many, for others sweaty palms are a way of life, something constantly in the back of their minds. This is a condition called palmar hyperhidrosis, a condition which causes inordinate and out-of-control sweating in the palm of the hand. There is some amazing news for sufferers of this ailment: an unconventional cure has been discovered in Botox! Interested? Read on!

What Causes Sweaty Palms?

An average human body is home to over 4 million sweat glands, three-quarters of which are called eccrine glands: pores on the surface level of the skin, and the other quarter are apocrine glands; these open into a hair follicle, the access point that sweat reaches the surface through.

In primary hyperhidrosis, the nerves that cause the eccrine glands to begin producing sweat become hyperactive with no outside trigger or inducement. This can cause not only the hands, but also the feet and even the face to become covered in salty, sweaty droplets.

There is another kind of hyperhidrosis, the secondary version; this occurs as a result of an underlying medical condition. Some causes of secondary hyperhidrosis could be hyperthyroidism, low blood sugar, diabetes, heart attacks, and more. This can be the root cause of sweating all over the body.

How to Use Botox for Sweaty Palms and Feet

Everyone knows that Botox can be used to reduce wrinkles and enhance your face in many ways, but few people know that Botox injections can be used for sweaty hands, to reduce the amount of sweating that stems from hyperhidrosis.

Botox works by blocking signals from hyperactive nerves, and thus is the perfect solution to hyperhidrosis. Generally, around 50 injections of Botulinum Toxin Type A are injected beneath the surface layers of the skin in the palm of each hand. This creates what is called anhydrosis, or the complete cessation of sweating in the palm. A circle of non-sweating glands approximately one centimeter in diameter is created by each individual injection, thus the need for so many.

What Side Effects Does Using Botox for Sweaty Palms Create?

There may be slight redness and swelling initially around the injection sites, but other than that there is little to no downtime or recovery period expected. Some patients reported feeling a loss of muscular movement around the thumb for three to four weeks post-treatment. Botox causes sweating to cease for anywhere from four to twelve months. People writing botox for sweaty hands reviews are raving about the results!

What Other Sweat Issues Can Botox Address?

Botox was originally discovered to effectively treat underarm sweating, and has gone on to beautifully do-away with excessive sweating all over the body, from the palms of the hands to the soles of the feet. If you are suffering from hyperhidrosis, speak find a doctor who is certified to administer botox for sweaty hands near you!

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Don't Suffer in Sweaty Silence, Botox Is Here!

Botox is a safe, effective way to deal with uncomfortable amounts of sweat that will leave you sweat-free for up to a year! If you are ready to embrace that sweat-less life for good, talk to a board certified doctor about how Botox could be the solution for you.

Ready to live sweat free?

For those wondering if botox may be a life changing solution for you, we invite you to simply come in for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Chang or one of the cosmetic laser and injection nurses to explore whether you would make a good candidate. To find out more whether Aesthetica can help you, contact us online or at 703-729-5553 to arrange an appointment. Dr. Phillip Chang is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Northern Virginia near Leesburg, Virginia and an expert in a wide variety of cosmetic treatments.

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