Botox is usually used for excessive sweating in the underarm area. It can also be used on the face, feet, and palms to block excess perspiration. Your doctor can decide if you are the right candidate for Botox treatment and on which areas it can be performed.
After Botox is used in a treatment area, the muscles do not receive the nerve communication to activate the sweat glands. Depending on your condition, you may need one or more treatment sessions of Botox.
The results can be long-lasting. You may need to repeat the treatment after a year or so. It can be sooner or later depending on the excess perspiration problem you might still be experiencing. Treatment can include several sessions spread over a few weeks. For palms and other areas, the effects of Botox treatment for treating hyperhidrosis can last for a few months.
You can see the effects of Botox within a few days of the treatment. After 10 to 15 days, the treatment can take full effect and you can see dramatic improvement in your condition.
The treatment itself requires little time to complete. You can also resume your normal activities quickly after a Botox session. There may be some restrictions such as not shaving the underarms for a few days or refraining from taking part in strenuous physical activities for a day or two after your treatment.
You may need to come in for a follow-up with your doctor a week or two after your treatment. Doctors recommend a follow-up session so that the treatment area can be assessed.