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Botox and Dysport have many other medical uses besides wrinkle-reduction. One of the most helpful is for controlling hyperhidrosis, a medical condition in which a person sweats excessively and unpredictably. People who are candidates for being treated with Botox for sweating usually perspire even when the temperature is cool and when they are not working out. Many people who suffer from this condition tell us that they get nervous because they sweat, then sweat more because they are nervous. It affects both men and women.
Botox can be a life-changing, temporary treatment for those suffering from severe underarm sweating. Both Botox and Dysport are FDA-approved for the treatment primary axillary hyperhidrosis. Small doses are injected into the underarm areas to temporarily block the nerves that stimulate sweating. Treatment with Botox for sweating lasts from 7 to 9 months.
Nurse Injector Jill Maze will tell you that people who have been treated with Botox for underarm sweating are some of her happiest patients because they can wear their favorite clothes and don’t have to worry when they take their jackets off.
|Injectable Treatment for Excessive Underarm Sweating||Cost per Treatment|
|Botox or Dysport||$900|
Note: This treatment is for the underarms only, it is not for the hands or feet.
On a recent Truth-O-Meter Tuesday video, Dr. Reath and Jill discuss using Botox or Dysport for treatment of hyperhydrosis.
Jill is an extraordinarily gifted Nurse Injector. Working under the direct supervision of Dr. Reath since 2008, her extensive training and gentle touch is a winning combination. Her patients attest to her caring bedside manner, her skilled professionalism and her aesthetic expertise. Many drive all the way from Nashville and Atlanta because she is that good.
Every year Jill travels across the country to train with the most renowned experts in cosmetic injectables to refine her skills and bring back new techniques to our patients. This area requires a unique blend of artistry and science as well as the need to stay current, so Jill will continue her travels in the U.S. and Canada to observe the leaders in her field.
This advanced training is why she has been using flexible cannulas for the past four years to inject fillers. Flexible cannulas are not only safer than needles, they cause far less bruising and discomfort for her patients. She is the first injector in Knoxville to use them.
She is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses. She was in the first class in the country to attend the Advanced Injector Competence Training Course designed by the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons in Las Vegas. In addition, she received specialized instruction on techniques for using Botox® for areas other than the upper face. She is also trained and experienced with the recently FDA-approved filler Juvederm Voluma.
Besides she is so accomplished, many patients are surprised that Jill is completely down to earth and has a wicked sense of humor. It’s pretty common for us to hear them giggling down the hall into their ice packs as they leave her room.