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Posted September 08, 2020 in Hyperhidrosis, Injectables

Can Dysport® Treat Excess Sweating?

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For most people, sweating is a natural and useful reaction to overheating. Sweat allows humans to survive and thrive in environments that would otherwise cook us from the inside out. It is a natural process that keeps us cool and provides us with ways of regulating our body temperature without external aids such as ice packs. 

A man in a pink shirt with a large wet spot under his right armpit.

Unfortunately, some people find that they sweat more than necessary, which can cause lifestyle disruption. Luckily, there are a few treatments available to mitigate excess sweating. Dysport® is one of those treatments. 

What Is Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is a condition where the sweat glands overproduce. This causes excessive sweating, which can have adverse effects on a patient’s quality of life. Some patients may suffer excessive sweating in one location; others may experience it in a number of places across their bodies. 

Hyperhidrosis can be caused by many factors, including obesity, gout, menopause, and more. Most patients develop hyperhidrosis in their late teens and early twenties, but the condition can occur later in life as well. Research shows that there were more than 15 million people affected by hyperhidrosis as of 2016.

For patients suffering from excessive underarm sweating, Dysport® is an FDA-approved treatment that inhibits excess sweating in that region. Dysport® is a neuromodulator that blocks the chemical signals that cause sweat glands to produce excretions. Sweat glands in the area around the injection sites cease to produce sweat for up to six months following treatment. Further injections can maintain the effect so long as treatments are maintained regularly. 

Are There Other Uses for Dysport®?

While Dysport® can help eliminate the frustration of excessive sweating, particularly in the underarms, it is still primarily used for cosmetic purposes. Dysport® is a neuromodulator injectable that prevents the formation of wrinkles on the upper part of the face, such as frown lines between the eyebrows. 

Dysport® can help restore youthful contours and smoothness without the need for more invasive surgical treatments.

Are You Interested in Learning More About Dysport®?

If you are dealing with excessive sweating or are interested in Dysport® for cosmetic reasons, you should contact Dr. Hochstein at (305) 931-3338 or fill our online form to schedule a consultation. He will help you determine an optimal treatment to treat your concerns.