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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?

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 more

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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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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


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For primary hyperhydrosis Botox is a often prescribed treatment. Would it lead to hair loss over time?

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

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Does botox for excessive sweating help?

Does botox for excessive sweating help?

Botox for sweating: Botox injections into the armpit have been shown to be very effective for treating excessive sweating, known as hyperhidrosis. The effect seems to last 6-9 months. ...Read more

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Can you use botox cream instead of botox injection for excessive sweating?

Can you use botox cream instead of botox injection for excessive sweating?

No: No. First of all there is no Botox cream commercially available. Second, Botox molecules are too big to pass through the skin. ...Read more

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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 ?

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

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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

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

I don't know: Which antidepressant you are on (only see cod liver oil, melatonin and multiple vitamin listed as meds). Have you and your doctor considered a trial of a different antidepressant medication? ...Read more

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What is botox?

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 more

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What is botox made from?

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 more

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Dr. Emily Altman
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Excessive Sweating (Definition)

Excessive sweating is a clinical condition in which a person sweats more significantly during exercise and when in warm circumstances, or sweats considerably during situations where most people ...Read more


Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Hyperhidrosis (Definition)

Hyperhydrosis is a medical condition where a person sweats excessively, even when ...Read more