Hyperhydrosis Treatments

Hyperhidrosis, or excessive underarm or facial sweating, can diminish your confidence when you can’t find the right solution to treat it. At Sanctuary Cosmetic Center in McLean, Virginia, the board-certified plastic surgeons specialize in hyperhidrosis treatment, offering injectables like Botox®, to effectively reduce its severity. Schedule an appointment by calling or booking online today.

Hyperhydrosis Treatments Q & A

What is hyperhidrosis?

Sweating is a normal bodily function that helps to regulate your body temperature. When you sweat, it cools the surface of your skin to prevent overheating. However, for some people, they may have overactive sweat glands that cause a condition called hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). 

You can develop craniofacial hyperhidrosis, which is severe sweating of the face, head, or scalp. Or, you might develop axillary hyperhidrosis, a condition that causes excessive underarm sweating. The severity of your condition depends on the extent of how it affects your daily life.

With axillary hyperhidrosis, people commonly develop skin rashes or soreness due to the frequent moisture. In some cases, the condition can cause serious, emotional distress. 

If hyperhidrosis is affecting your physical or mental well-being, Sanctuary Cosmetic Center is here to help. The team can develop a care plan to treat your condition and reduce its effects on your daily life. 

How can Botox help with my hyperhidrosis?

Botox is an effective solution for hyperhidrosis. The cosmetic injectable works by blocking the nerve signals that stimulate your sweat glands. As a result, it temporarily reduces severe facial or armpit sweating. 

Your body continues its normal processes for temperature regulation, releasing sweat in other places, such as the soles of your feet or the palms of your hands. 

What can I expect with hyperhidrosis treatment?

At Sanctuary Cosmetic Center, the team tailors your treatment plan to perfectly match your condition, desired results, and treatment goals. Every patient’s condition is unique and the extent that hyperhidrosis affects their life. The team works closely with you to ensure you receive the proper care for your overall satisfaction. 

While you sit back and relax, the team gently and carefully injects Botox into your areas of concern. Depending on the severity of your condition, you may need anywhere between 10-15 injections*.

Though Botox injections don’t typically cause pain and many patients can tolerate it well, you can ask the team for a topical numbing cream if you’d like to make the treatment process more comfortable. 

How long does Botox last for hyperhidrosis?

Botox injections are long-lasting solutions for hyperhidrosis, with many patients experiencing a significant reduction in facial or underarm perspiration.

Most patients find improvements in their condition four weeks* after Botox treatment. The final effects typically last around 4-6 months* before they require maintenance treatments. If you begin to see the results fade, you can return to Sanctuary Cosmetic Center for hyperhidrosis treatment. 

To learn more about treatment for hyperhidrosis, call Sanctuary Cosmetic Center, or use the online booking tool to schedule a consultation today.

*Individual results may vary