Can Neurotoxins Stop Excessive Sweating?
Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) is a common problem but can cause a great deal of distress. This condition occurs when sweat glands produce far more sweat than necessary.
When traditional deodorants and over-the-counter treatments fail to work, patients can seek help from a cosmetic dermatologist in Dallas, TX. Adean Kingston, M.D., PLLC, provides advanced neurotoxins so patients can feel dry and comfortable in their skin.
Do you have to change your clothes multiple times a day because of sweaty armpits, or find yourself constantly wiping your face and brow? Do your sweaty palms and feet make you feel uncomfortable around others? Dr. Adean Kingston understands how excessive sweating can take a toll on your daily life and activities. Call our office and find out if neurotoxins, like BOTOX®, are right for you.
What are the symptoms of hyperhidrosis?
The most obvious symptom of hyperhidrosis is increased sweating, not necessarily triggered by hot temperatures or exercise. For some, sweating is constant and can occur even during times of rest. Hyperhidrosis can occur on the scalp, armpits, palms, and soles, causing problems, such as:
- Social anxiety and embarrassment: You may avoid social situations or wear dark clothing because of sweat stains.
- Interference with daily activities: Excessive sweating can affect your grip on tools or sports equipment.
- Skin infections: Bacteria thrive in moist conditions. Hyperhidrosis increases your risk of skin or fungal infections.
- Unpleasant odor: When sweat mixes with bacteria on your skin, it causes unpleasant body odors.
What are neurotoxins?
Neurotoxins are purified proteins that block the nerve signals responsible for sweating. This prevents the glands from producing too much sweat. Neurotoxins like BOTOX are safe, nonsurgical, and produce results that last for months.
A cosmetic dermatologist in Dallas can perform an evaluation and determine if BOTOX is right for your needs. Dr. Kingston is passionate about helping patients feel their best and creates unique treatment plans tailored to meet their goals.
How is BOTOX better than over-the-counter treatments?
Many over-the-counter treatments are available for excessive sweating, including antiperspirants, lotions, and powders. These products can be effective but often come with a host of side effects.
BOTOX is different because it is designed specifically to target the root of the problem – the sweat glands. This means it is much more effective and provides long-lasting outcomes.
What are the side effects of BOTOX?
Most side effects from BOTOX (bruising, swelling, and redness at the injection site) are mild and should resolve by themselves within a few days. If you have concerns about treatment or side effects, be sure to ask Dr. Kingston during a consultation. Our team can answer your questions and ensure you are comfortable with your treatment plan.
Does BOTOX need to be repeated?
BOTOX is not necessarily a long-term solution, but it is very effective. Results typically last between 4 – 6 months. Patients should return for follow-up sessions to maintain their outcomes and keep their skin dry and virtually sweat-free long-term. Our trusted team will create a custom BOTOX treatment plan to ensure you get the best possible results.
Stop excessive sweating
Hyperhidrosis is a difficult condition to live with, but comprehensive treatments are available. A cosmetic dermatologist in Dallas can help you finally find relief from excessive sweating. Learn more about neurotoxins like BOTOX by meeting with Dr. Adean Kingston. Our experienced professionals at Adean Kingston, M.D., PLLC know how to reduce sweat production and improve your quality of life.