For those who have hyperhidrosis, it often feels as though there is no long-term solution. Turning to prescription antiperspirants isn’t always effective, and it can leave you feeling dejected.

 

However, using Botox as a solution to hyperhidrosis has quickly become a popular treatment option. But how exactly does it work? Let’s take a look.

 

How Botox Helps Those With Hyperhidrosis

 

What is hyperhidrosis?

 

Hyperhidrosis is a condition characterized by excessive sweating. This sweating can affect one localized area or the entire body. While it is not life-threatening, it is often uncomfortable and may cause embarrassment.

Signs and symptoms of hyperhidrosis may include:

 

  • Clammy or wet palms of the hands
  • Clammy or wet soles of the feet
  • Frequent sweating
  • Noticeable sweating that soaks through clothing

 

How does Botox help with hyperhidrosis?

 

Normally, your nervous system activates your sweat glands when your body temperature rises, allowing you to cool off. People with hyperhidrosis, however, have overactive glands that produce sweat even when their body is not overly warm.

 

Botox works by blocking the nerves responsible for your sweat glands. Therefore, when you receive a Botox injection into the area of your body that commonly sweats, your overactive nerves are essentially paralyzed. This means that your body can’t tell your glands to sweat, thus preventing you from sweating.

 

Where can Botox be used on the body?

 

Currently, Botox in Calgary has only been approved for the underarms to treat hyperhidrosis. While studies have been conducted on other areas of the body, including the palms and forehead, the use of Botox on these areas has yet to be officially approved.

 

According to the International Hyperhidrosis Society, underarm Botox injections can reduce sweating by 82-87% in this area. The effects typically last between four and twelve months, but vary from person to person.

 

What does the process of receiving Botox injections look like?

 

Botox injections are a relatively quick and painless procedure, though some doctors may choose to provide you with a numbing agent. In the case of receiving injections in your underarms for hyperhidrosis, you’ll receive several injections that form a grid pattern around your area of concern.

 

It takes an average of two to seven days for you to notice a difference in the treated area, with total dryness typically following within two weeks of your appointment.

 

If you think Botox injections for hyperhidrosis may work for you, don’t hesitate to reach out to your doctor or dermatologist, as they will be able to advise whether this is the right step to take.

 


Are you looking to reduce the signs of ageing and sagging skin? Do you wish your skin looked as good as you feel? YYC Injectionist is a premium clinic in Calgary offering everything from Botox to non-surgical facelifts. Book an appointment today! Call 403-255-0150 or email [email protected]

Hoping to get that full upper lip but are nervous about the effects of dermal filler? Then perhaps a Botox lip flip is for you!

 

We dive into what this procedure entails and how it may just be the treatment you’ve been looking for.

 

Breaking Down Botox Lip Flip

 

What is it?

 

A lip flip is a quick cosmetic procedure that involves injecting Botox into your Cupid’s bow (the dip in your upper lip) and into the corners of your mouth. This process shouldn’t last longer than 20 minutes, after which you’re free to leave without any post-procedure follow-up.

 

This injection causes the muscles around your lips to relax. Therefore, the part of your upper lip that is tucked into your mouth flips upward and outward, giving your upper lip a fuller appearance.

 

How do you prepare for the Botox lip flip?

 

In the 3-4 days leading up to the procedure, it’s recommended that you avoid alcohol and blood thinners, as they may result in an increase of swelling.

Lipgloss says a lot

 

Is the procedure painful?

 

Botox lip flips are not painful. In fact, an anesthetic is generally not used to numb the lips in advance due to the low pain levels associated with the procedure. As mentioned above, you should finish your appointment in under 20 minutes, but it generally takes closer to 10 minutes.

 

How is it different from dermal fillers?

 

Lip flips are simply rearranging the volume of your lips and drawing out some areas that are normally hidden. While your lips do look fuller, nothing is being added to them.

 

However, dermal fillers, such as Juvederm dermal fillers, do physically make the lips fuller. In this option, a medical professional will inject your lips with a substance made primarily of hyaluronic acid. This allows your lips to increase in volume and appear more hydrated.

 

Lip flips rely on what you already have that may just be hidden. However, if you want to truly change the volume of your lips, then Juvederm dermal fillers may be the better option for you.

 

If you are considering getting a Botox lip flip, don’t hesitate to speak with a professional. They will be able to advise you on whether this is the right procedure for you and answer any concerns you may have.

 

Are you looking to reduce the signs of ageing and sagging skin? Do you wish your skin looked as good as you feel? YYC Injectionist is a premium clinic in Calgary offering everything from Botox to non-surgical facelifts. Book an appointment today! Call 403-255-0150 or email [email protected]