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Prevent Excessive Sweating with Botox® Hyperhidrosis Treatment
What You Need To Know About Hyperhidrosis
Hyperhidrosis affects approximately 1% of the population, which is about 3,500,000 individuals across the country. About 38% of people who struggle with Hyperhidrosis will seek out a healthcare professional about their condition. Most individuals are not properly diagnosed or treated, despite the implications that can results from Hyperhidrosis. Deodorants and other antiperspirants will do little to stop excessive sweating. Fortunately LightTouch Med Spa offers non-invasive treatments to counteract and prevent Hyperhidrosis.
Botox® Treatments for Hyperhidrosis: Botox® is a simple Nurse or Physician administered treatment that involves the injection of a purified protein into the specific areas defined by our Nurse Practitioner during a consultation. Botox® is one of the safest non surgical treatments performed. It is not permanent, and most patients require a repeat treatment every 3-4 months to ensure that you’re always looking your best. Botox® injections which work to temporarily block the chemical signals from the nerves of your body that stimulate the sweat glands. By blocking the signals that stimulate the sweat glands, we can effectively stop the excessive sweating. Without routine treatment your symptoms will gradually return, for this reason it is best to go for routine treatments that can help you effectively manage your condition. It’s best to have a consult to learn more about this treatment to ensure this is the best option for you. Contact us today for a free consult.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Botox® Treatments
What is OnabotulinumtoxinA?
Doctors first used OnabotulinumtoxinA (more commonly known as Botox®) to treat patients with blepharospasm (uncontrollable blinking), strabismus (crossed eyes) and other medical conditions. Its ability to smooth frown lines and wrinkles was first documented in 1989, and the FDA approved Botox® for cosmetic procedures in 2002. Since then, it’s become a popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure worldwide.
What are possible side effects of Botox® ?
- Blurred vision
- Drooping eyelids
- Swelling of eyelids
- Dry mouth
- Discomfort or pain at injection site
- Neck pain
- Decreased eyesight
LightTouch Med Spa® offers complimentary consultations with our Nurse Practitioners so that you can discuss any questions and concerns you may have. All of our consultations are confidential and are conducted in any of our five clinics. Together, you and our Nurse Practitioner will review your skincare and beauty goals and determine if Botox® is the right choice for you.
How much Botox® should my practitioner use?
The amount of Botox® used will vary depending on the condition of your skin, your age, skin type, and your overall skincare goals. If you are using Botox® to treat a condition such as hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) the number of units will vary again. To determine the number of units that should be used for your individual needs, our Nurse Practitioner will conduct a free skin analysis during your consultation. A personalized facial chart will be created to map out how many units will be administered.
How much experience does a nurse practitioner have?
Our Nurse Practitioners have many years of experience with injectable treatments. Each Practitioner on our team is a certified Cosmetic Nurse Practitioner. In addition to their formal education, our Practitioners continually attend training seminars with the top Nurse Injectors in the industry. We believe in ongoing education so that we can provide you with the best service possible.
Where should Botox® be injected?
The most common Hyperhidrosis injection sites for Botox® are:
Botox® should NOT be injected into the lips
What if I stop Botox® treatments?
Botox® is not a permanent solution. After approximately 6-12 months, if you wish to maintain results, you will need to return for further treatments.
What are the contraindications for Botox®?
- Allergy to Onabotulinum toxin A
- Bleeding problems
- Have had surgery or plan to have surgery
- Weakness of forehead muscles
- Symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI)
- Pregnancy, planning pregnancy, and breastfeeding
- If you’ve already received other botulinum toxin products (such as Dysport®)
- Nerve disorders (can cause cornea problems), speak to your doctor before receiving treatment
- Muscle disorders
It is important that you fill out our health history and consent forms in full detail and discuss any health conditions, medications or treatments that you are having or have had near to the time of your treatment to ensure your safety and well being. This product may not be suitable for everyone. Please discuss whether Botox® is a suitable treatment for you with our Nurse Practitioner.