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Why It's Worth Getting Botox for Sweating Forehead

Sweating is a normal biological response essential for regulating our body temperature and by itself shouldn’t be something to get embarrassed about. But excessive sweating can really make us self-conscious especially if it stains our clothing uncontrollably. There are many ways to deal with the problem, especially if it’s forehead sweating or facial sweating. Getting Botox injections can keep excess sweating in check and alleviate the stress and anxiety that comes with it.

So how exactly can Botox help with your sweating forehead? It’s a safe and effective treatment that is non-invasive, with just minimal side effects and little to no downtime. The botulinum toxin decreases the activity of nerves affecting your sweat glands. You may have to take several treatments to see the difference, but it can truly help with the sweating for up to 12 months.

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What Causes Excessive Sweating on the Head and Face

People usually sweat mostly from their head, face, hands, underarms, groin, and feet. If excessive sweating happens on your head and face, it may be caused by a condition called craniofacial hyperhidrosis, which makes you sweat more than necessary to maintain a normal body temperature.

The amount of sweating ranges from dampness to dripping. You may have this condition if you find yourself sweating profusely on a regular basis even when you’re not hot, stressed, exercising, or eating spicy foods.

Hyperhidrosis could be primary and secondary. Primary hyperhidrosis, which is the most common type, involves excessive sweating that is not caused by physical activity, increased temperature, or a medical condition . It typically happens on the hands, feet, head, and face. It can occur in other parts of your body as well.

Meanwhile, secondary hyperhidrosis is caused by a medical condition or medication that causes excessive sweating. These conditions include diabetes, heart disease, stroke, menopause, and cancer. Using some anti-depressants can cause sweating as well.

You have excessive sweating if it’s occurring for at least once a week for at least six months without an apparent reason. The sweating interferes with your daily activities and has become a hassle or inconvenience. Excessive sweating usually happens before you reach 25 years old and you have a family history of hyperhidrosis.

Rarely, this condition can be a symptom of a more serious medical problem. If your sweating is accompanied by weight loss, fever, chest pain, rapid heartbeat, or shortness of breath, you should talk to your doctor right away. Same if the sweating occurs mainly while you sleep and if the sweating is prolonged and unexplained.

There are a large number of sweat glands in the face and scalp, which is why the excessive sweating tends to be more noticeable in these areas. It’s best to clear with your doctor or dermatologist if this is caused by a medical condition so it can be dealt with accordingly. If it’s not caused by a medical condition, then your doctor can recommend the best body and facial hyperhidrosis treatment option for you, such as Botox injections.

How Does Botox Injection Reduce Excessive Perspiration

Botox or Botulinum toxin type A targets certain facial muscles to relax wrinkles and fine lines. When used to treat excessive sweating, the toxin is injected under the skin rather than into the muscle. This blocks the nerve signals that activate the sweat glands. 

When you get Botox directly injected into the area of your body with excessive sweating, your overactive nerve endings get essentially paralyzed. When your nerves can’t signal your sweat gland, you don’t produce excessive sweat.

Keep in mind that Botox only prevents excess sweat in the specific area where it’s injected. Several injections may be needed in order for the treatment to become effective. Getting Botox injections can be the right treatment for you if your sweating can’t be controlled by prescription antiperspirants. 

It’s FDA-approved to use on the armpits for excessive underarm sweating, but it can be used off-label to improve overactive sweat glands on other areas such as the face, hands, and feet. Botox can reduce the sweating up to 60 to 90 percent with minimal discomfort or risk.

Learn More: How Many Units of Botox Should be Used on The Forehead?

What to Expect From Botox For Sweating Forehead

Just like other cosmetic injections, getting Botox starts with a consultation with your doctor, who will identify the trouble spots such as the upper lip, temples, and nose. He will apply ice or topical anesthetic to numb the treatment area before doing the series of injections in specially marked spots. This will be administered using an ultra-fine needle.

The most you can feel during and after your Botox cosmetic treatment is slight discomfort due to the pinching or pricking sensation of the injections. Afterward, you can safely resume your normal activities, although your doctor may advise you to stay away from too much sunlight for at least 24 hours.

Possible side effects include pain or bruising on the treated area, plus some redness or swelling. These are perfectly normal and should go away after several hours. You will notice a reduction in sweating within five to seven days after your Botox procedure. The results can last up to four to six months, depending on the amount of Botox used on your face.

The effects of the Botox injections are just temporary, so if you want to continue the excess sweating control, you will have to come back for more injections on your body's sweat glands later on. Your doctor will tell you when to come back for another round of botulinum toxin injection or scalp Botox for your excessive facial sweating and forehead sweat.

Learn More: Botox Forehead Treatment: What To Expect?

Solve Your Sweat Problems With Botox Injections From aNu Aesthetics

woman receiving botox injection in her forehea

You don't have to suffer from the hassle and embarrassment that comes with armpit sweating and other sweating problems. aNu Aesthetics and Optimal Wellness is home to an extensive range of med spa and wellness experiences. They believe that beauty comes from the inside-out, which is why they offer an unbeatable selection of beauty and wellness treatments. 

The clinic addresses common sweating problems such as primary focal hyperhidrosis, axillary hyperhidrosis, plantar hyperhidrosis, and other concerns of hyperhidrosis sufferers. Call aNu Aesthetics now and seek the Botox treatment you need for your excessive sweating.

Say Goodbye To Your Wrinkles and Fine Lines

With just a few simple injections, our providers can erase your wrinkles and fine lines in no time with Botox. Call us today to book your appointment.

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