What is Hyperhidrosis?

Although everyone creates sweat as a way of cooling down the skin, sometimes the sweat glands can become overstimulated and produce an excessive amount of sweat that cannot be effectively controlled with deodorants or antiperspirants. This is a medical condition known as hyperhidrosis, characterized by overstimulated endocrine glands. At Envy Beauty Lab + Laser we treat axillary hyperhidrosis - excessive sweating in the underarms.


How is Hyperhidrosis Treated?

There are several over-the-counter remedies for hyperhidrosis, including prescription strength and regular antiperspirants, medications, electrical treatments and surgery, but at Envy Beauty, we offer BOTOX® Therapeutic – a safe, easy solution that is clinically-proven to help reduce sweating without extensive surgery or downtime. In the same way that BOTOX® Cosmetic prevents chemical signals from reaching underlying facial muscles, BOTOX® Therapeutic uses the same mechanism of action – the botulinum toxin – to block nerve signals from stimulating the sweat glands. When injected into various points throughout the treatment area, BOTOX Therapeutic® has been shown to actively reduce the amount of sweat within two weeks.


How Do I Know if I have Hyperhidrosis?

In order to proceed with treatment, it should first be determined if hyperhidrosis is the cause of your excessive sweating. When evaluating this condition, a simple scale known as the Hyperhidrosis Disease Severity Scale is often used to assess your condition and determine the severity of your sweating using yes or no statements such as:

  • My sweating is never noticeable and never interferes with daily activities
  • My sweating is tolerable but sometimes interferes with daily activities
  • My sweating is barely tolerable and frequently interferes with daily activities
  • My sweating is intolerable always interferes with daily activities

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How Long Do BOTOX® Results Last for Hyperhidrosis?

Patients may need to wait up to two weeks to notice the full effects of the BOTOX® injections. The results typically last 6-9 months. Patients can easily schedule twice-yearly appointments to enjoy year-round relief from hyperhidrosis.