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Don’t Sweat It!

Hyperhidrosis

DON’T SWEAT IT

Neurotoxins for sweating. 

Everything You Need to Know About Neurotoxins for Sweating

AVERAGE COST: $970

 

A quick, simple procedure

 

FDA approved treatment of sweat by injecting Neurotoxins into the armpits. It may also be used for reduction of sweating in feet, hands and face.

In 80 to 90 percent of cases, Neurotoxins successfully treated sweaty palms, 

effective in treating forehead sweat. Sweating can be reduced by 75 percent for around five months. Neurotoxins may relieve sweating-on the soles of feet. However Injections into the soles of feet are of particular concern, owing to the considerably heightened pain level that isn’t experience in other sites.

Neurotoxins are effective at smoothing facial wrinkles by paralysing muscles temporarily, they were originally introduced as a cosmetic procedure. Doctors now use neurotoxins to treat other neuromuscular conditions: migraines, muscle spasms and Hyperhidrosis.

What having Neurotoxin injections involves:

A quick, simple procedure 

Neurotoxins should only be administered by skilled practitioners.

Potent numbing agent I applied to the armpits. Injections are completed in only a short time. Using a fine needle, Our cosmetic physician injects the neurotoxins just beneath the skin surface.  Patients can return to work and normal activities as soon as treatment is finished. Our doctor will schedule a follow-up appointment to check your progress. Any missed spots can be attended to then.

 

 

What are Neurotoxins?

 

Neurotoxins are used to treat various medical conditions. They are made from microbes which cause botulism (a type of food poisoning). However, while it may sound worrying, neurotoxins are, in fact, very safe when used appropriately by qualified medical professionals.

 

 

Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive or abnormal sweating eg. sweating when the weather is cool. People with this complaint may drip sweat, soaking through their clothing, maybe causing them some embarrasment. For those with this condition, regular antiperspirants are ineffective. One may be a candidate for Neurotoxin treatment if sweating fails to improve with prescription antiperspirants.

 

How do Neurotoxin injections work?

 

Neurotoxins block the nerves responsible for activating sweat glands. Your nervous system normally activates sweat glands when body temperature rises. It is how the body’ s automatic cooling system works. However, people suffering from hyperhidrosis, have overactive nerves signalling their sweat glands.

 

Injecting neurotoxins directly into an area of your body that commonly sweats, essentially makes overactive nerves become paralysed. Sweating is only prevented in the specific area where Neurotoxins are injected.

 

Prepreparing for the procedure

Neurotoxin injections are administered in Geniale procedure room. 

Avoid shaving armpits two to three days before your appointment.

The doctor needs to know if you take blood thinners, you may be asked to stop them for a few days to prevent bruising.

 Please do not stop any medications unless directed to by the doctor.

 

How much will it cost?

 

The cost is 970.

Fortunately,insurance companies cover all or part of the cost. In most cases, they want some evidence that other options have been tried first.

 

What to expect after treatment

You may resume normal activities immediately after treatment is completed.  It takes two to seven days for sweating to abate in the treated area, up to two weeks for complete dryness.

Dryness can last four to fourteen months.

Results may not be as enduring for hands and feet. Treatment may only last six months before there is a need to repeat the procedure.

 

What are the risks and side effects?

 

The majority of people don’t experience them but possible side effects include:

 

• pain or bruising round the injection site

• headache

• flu-like symptoms

 

Experiencing serious side effects from neurotoxin injections is extremely rare but could include:

• muscle weakness through whole body

• trouble seeing

• breathing difficulty

• loss of bladder control

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