Imagine you’re being interviewed for your dream job. Your resume is impressive, your interview outfit is on point, and you have a great rapport with your interviewer. Everything is going as well as it possibly can – that is, until your hyperhidrosis kicks in. Thankfully, BOTOX® exists, and you may be happy to learn that it can help with this common condition.
Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating, usually under the arms, on the palms of the hands, or on the feet. It can make it impossible to avoid furtively wiping your hands on your pants or focus on anything but the damp spreading circles under your arms. In the job interview scenario, as you get up to leave, you realize that, as well as the interview has gone, your interviewer’s last impression of you will be your damp handshake or the sweat stains under your arms.
Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is a problem that affects many people: an estimated 2-3% of the population. Excessive sweating can be embarrassing and unfortunate, and it can negatively impact social interactions and diminish self-confidence.
The good news is there are valid treatments for hyperhidrosis. The first-line treatment for excessive sweating is an antiperspirant containing aluminum chloride salts. This treatment helps some, but it can be less than ideal if the problem is palmar hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating of the palms. The main side effect of aluminum chloride salts is skin irritation.
A newer treatment option gaining popularity to reduce or eliminate sweating is BOTOX®. Most people have heard of BOTOX® for wrinkles, but it has many medical uses, such as for muscle spasms or headaches. The FDA approved BOTOX® for the treatment of hyperhidrosis in 2004. When injected into the sweat glands, it interrupts the signals that cause the glands to sweat.
It’s essential to see a practitioner who is skilled in treating hyperhidrosis with BOTOX®. Look no further than our team at MacMed Spa. BOTOX® can be used alone or alongside other treatment options. Details aside, you don’t need to live with excessive sweating. Our experienced practitioners can help. Contact us today to book an initial consultation at our office in Milford, Framingham, or Hopedale. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!