Hyperhidrosis Treatments: Stop Excessive Sweating With Botox or Fractora
Excessive sweating, technically known as hyperhidrosis, is a distressing disorder that affects 3% percent of Americans. Those suffering from hyperhidrosis typically sweat excessively from their armpits, known as axillary hyperhidrosis, or their palms and feet palmoplantar hyperhidrosis.
What Causes Hyperhidrosis
When your body is too hot, your nervous system signals sweat glands to activate in efforts to decrease your internal temperature. Individuals suffering from Hyperhidrosis have overactive nerve signals that trigger the sweat glands more than necessary.
Treatments for excessive sweating range from prescription antiperspirants to surgery. When deodorants and medications to curb hyperhidrosis do not work, physicians may suggest novel applications of procedures that are known for anti-aging and skin rejuvenation such as Botox and Fractora (MicroNeedling with radio frequency.)
Botox for Hyperhidrosis
Botox is a neuromodulator, which means it blocks nerve impulses. When used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, Botox blocks nerves from signaling certain facial muscles to contract. When used as a hyperhidrosis treatment, Botox is injected into the area that suffers from excessive sweating, usually the armpit, but also the palms and soles of the feet with off-label application. Botox prevents the nerves that trigger sweat glands from signaling.
Botox is an extremely effective treatment for Hyperhidrosis. Studies show that Botox can reduce sweating by 75 percent¹ and is effective in more than 90% of patients. Furthermore, since its FDA approval for axillary hyperhidrosis in 2004, many insurance companies cover Botox treatments when other efforts to curb excessive sweating have failed.
While Botox for hyperhidrosis works very well, the results are temporary. As the body breaks down the Botox formula, the neurotoxin loses its ability to paralyze overactive nerves. Individual results may vary, but Botox usually lasts between 9 and 18 months when injected for excessive sweating.*
Fractora for Hyperhidrosis
Fractora is a revolutionary device that combines MicroNeedling with Radio Frequency. Its main application is skin rejuvenation, improving fine lines and wrinkles, diminishing blemishes, and reducing the appearance of scars and stretch marks.
When used for hyperhidrosis, Fractora can safely and effectively stop excessive sweating. Unlike Botox which blocks nerve signals, Fractora targets the overactive sweat glands themselves. By targeting the area of excessive sweating, Fractora safely penetrates the skin with Radio Frequency (RF) energy to target underlying sweat glands. This intense thermal energy damages the sweat glands, effectively disabling them.
One of the most appealing benefits of Fractora for the treatment of Hyperhidrosis is that results are long-lasting. Most patients experience a permanent decrease in excessive sweating after just one treatment with Fractora.*
Which Treatment for Hyperhidrosis Is Right for You?
The best way to discover if Botox or Fractora is a good solution to your excessive sweating problem is to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Anca Tchelebi of Park Avenue Medical Spa, located in Westchester County, NY. Specializing in non-invasive treatments for hyperhidrosis, Dr. Tchelebi can discuss each treatment in detail and help you determine if Botox for excessive sweating or Fractora for Hyperhidrosis is right for you.