Can BOTOX® Treat Severe Sweating?

BOTOX® was FDA approved in 2004 for treating hyperhidrosis, or extreme sweating. (Knoxville, TN) Sweating is a normal part of our bodies’ temperature regulation system — especially during these steamy late-summer months in Knoxville and Seveirville. But for some people in Knox County and all over Tennessee, excessive sweating can interfere with many aspects of their lives. Known to medical professionals as axillary hyperhidrosis, people with this condition may sweat up to four times as much as normal, causing social difficulties and interfering with daily life.

BOTOX® for Sweating

BOTOX® was FDA approved for treating hyperhidrosis in 2004, so it has a long track record for safety and effectiveness. BOTOX® works by preventing the production of sweat by preventing the nerves from stimulating the sweat glands. This effect can last several months with a single treatment, and continued treatment is effective.

Participants in a two year study undertaken in 2004 reported significant improvement in their quality of life while using BOTOX® to control severe sweating. People in the study reported being better able to perform their work activities and greatly reduced feelings of limitation in social situations.

Treatment with BOTOX® involves making 10-15 small injections at the site of the severe sweating. These are made with very fine needles so pain is minimal. Patients generally notice improvement within 4 weeks of treatment that lasts for about 6 months.

To find out if BOTOX® is right for you, please call the offices of Dr. Kleto today to schedule your consultation: (865) 366-4755 or toll-free at (877) 907-0747. Dr. Kleto serves Knoxville, Sevierville, and Knox County, Tennessee.


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