Botox for Hyperhidrosis Frequently Asked Questions
You’ve got questions? Youtherapy has the answers!
Here are some common queries many of our customers in New York and Westchester have had before embarking on a Botox for hyperhidrosis treatment. If you have others, feel free to call our offices and we’ll be happy to address them for you.
What is hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating. It refers to any abnormal sweating, such as sweating when it’s not hot. People who sweat excessively often soak through their clothing or drip sweat. Regular antiperspirants don’t work well for those with this condition.
Does Botox really work for controlling sweating?
Yes! Studies show that it decreases underarm moisture by 82% to 87%. Dryness typically lasts between three to 12 months.
Am I a candidate for Botox injections for hyperhidrosis?
Botox injections are a new treatment option for people with hyperhidrosis. You may be a candidate for Botox if your sweating fails to improve with prescription antiperspirants. Botox has been FDA-approved for people who sweat excessively from their armpits.
Can Botox be used for other body parts that are prone to sweating?
While Botox has been FDA approved to treat excessive sweating in the armpits, it has not been as rigorously tested for other body parts, although it can be used “off label” to reduce sweating in other areas, such as the hands, feet, and face.
How long do the results last?
The effects can typically last 4–12 months, or up to 14 months in some cases. People who receive underarm Botox injections tend to see results 2–4 days after treatment.
Are there any side effects associated with the procedure?
Typically, side effects are minimal and can include pain, swelling or bruising at the injection site after treatment, which should dissipate within a day or two. Should symptoms persist or more serious ones develop, call your doctor right away.
How much does Botox for hyperhidrosis cost at Youtherapy?
Treatments begin at $1400 and may vary depending on what is recommended for you. For more information, book a consultation at one of our offices today.