Botox for Scalp Hyperhidrosis
Does your scalp sweat a lot? Even when it’s not particularly hot or you’re not working out? Most people sweat when they’re under the sun, working out, or doing something physically strenuous. But if your scalp gets wet and sweaty for no discernible reason, you might be suffering from scalp hyperhidrosis.
- Treatments take 15 to 20 minutes
- Results typically seen in 5 to 7 days
- Results can last from 4 to 14 months, with 8 months being typical
Botox Treats More Than Wrinkles. Much More.
A popular misconception about Botox is that it only treats wrinkles and facial fine lines. That misunderstanding is understandable since most popular depictions of Botox relate to its cosmetic values. However, Botox has significant value beyond wrinkle relaxation or cosmetic treatments. Botox is a powerful neurotoxin modulator used to temporarily paralyze muscles. As such, it’s put to use in various medical forms, including the treatment of TMJ pains, muscle spasms, and excess sweating. Botox has FDA-approval as a treatment for underarms hyperhidrosis, but it can also be used for scalp hyperhidrosis.
How Botox Treats Scalp Hyperhidrosis
Sweating is your body’s natural response to heat and physical exertion because it helps regulate your body temperature, keeping you cool. Your nervous system communicates with your sweat glands to activate your body’s sweat response in the correct situations. Hyperhidrosis is a condition that makes your nervous system go on overdrive, activating the sweat glands even when there’s no external impetus for sweating in the form of physical exertion or heating.
Botox is an effective neurotoxin that blocks communication between muscles and nerve roots. When injected into the correct regions in your scalp, it blocks communication between your sweat glands and the related nerves, preventing your nerves from activating your body’s sweat response. It essentially relaxes the overworked sweat glands to make it stop producing sweat. As such, Botox effectively reduces the symptoms of scalp hyperhidrosis.
What Happens After I Receive Botox for Scalp Hyperhidrosis?
You receive the Botox injections in a simple outpatient procedure that concludes within 15 to 20 minutes. Following the injections, you can resume your daily activities without interruption. Botox injections may cause mild swelling and redness around the injection points, but there’s no social downtime or severe complications. Most patients notice results with controlled scalp sweating after 5 to 7 days, but it may take 2 weeks for the final results to become evident. The results last for 4 to 14 months, so you’ll need to schedule regular maintenance treatments with the doctor.
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