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Botox For Hyperhydrosis
Botox for hyperhydrosis i suffer from hyperhydrosis and have tried pretty much everything except botox injections. Are they effective? Painful? Covered by most insurances? Are there any side effects I should know about? Or anything else?
Very effective: Injections of Botox for hyperhydrosis are very effective, very safe, not very painful and are approved by the fda, which makes it very likely that the insurance will pay for it. Unlike with migraines and wrinkles where the effect of Botox lasts 3 months, the effect of Botox for hyperhydrosis lasts 6 to 12 months. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Injection (Definition)
Botox is a medicine that causes muscles to relax. It is commonly used to improve the appearance of deep facial lines or wrinkles between the eyebrows. It is also used to relieve migraine, and in certain conditions that involve muscle spasm. ...Read more
For primary hyperhydrosis Botox is a often prescribed treatment. Would it lead to hair loss over time?
Unlikely: There are subjective reports of hair loss when used for migraines. However there is no definitive objective studies to support this and in fact there are studies that support the theory that it helps reduce allopecia by increasing microvascular blood flow to the area of involvement. ...Read more
I have excessive sweating Does the botox have side effects on me considering that i'm 18 y/o and weight 46 kg ? Will it stop the sweating ?
Need details: How bad? Where? What have you tried so far? Have you seen a dermatologist? Aluminum chloride? 20% ? 35%? Were you very careful to apply to completely dry skin? Wrap with plastic or saran wrap? Botox may help but needs to be repeated every few months. It may have undesirable side effects and will be very expensive. ...Read more
What can I do to stop excessive sweating from anti depressants? My doctor doesn't know what to do and i can't afford botox. I have tried every kind too
Excessive sweating of feet leads to frequent athletes foot. Podiatrist recommended botox, but he doesn't do it & doesn't know where.
Botox works because: Botox is used to relax muscles that cause wrinkles when they move. Usually it is a superficial muscle and it typically involves the facial muscles. Since wrinkles are the result of repeated movement, Botox can also creat smoother skin at rest. The trick is to give enough to smooth but not so much that there is no expression. Gives a 3-4 month affect. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is Botox?: Botox is a medication consisting of a purified protein product of the bacteria clostridium botulinum. Botox like so many other medications has been purified from a protein found in nature. When used at the appropriate injectable doses, Botox has a very consistent & predictable effect on target tissues in the body (muscles and sweat glands). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers