Palmar Hyperhidrosis - Botox Really A Permanent Remedy to Cure Sweaty Palms?

Like the very unfortunate 1 percent of the American population, I have the condition of palmar hyperhidrosis ever since I was in my early teens. I have been following the progress of the various types of treatment available in the market and feel a compelling need share this information with those of you who are also in the same situation.

Today, we shall dispense with the many embarrassing social incidences which your sweaty hands and sweaty palms bring into your life. We will instead discuss the effects of botox and whether it is a permanent remedy for excessive hand sweating. Hopefully, this can shed some light on guiding you to finding the best remedy to cure sweaty palms.

Botox As Temporary Treatment to Cure Sweaty Palms
Botox Treatment for Excessive Hand Sweating or technically known as Palmar Hyperhidrosis became popular in the medical arena about 5 years ago when most of us were introduced to botox as a widely used treatment for cosmetic purposes. Botox or medically known as Botulinum Toxin Type A, is now also widely used for treating sweaty palms or palmar hyperhidrosis. It works by blocking the function of nerves. When injected into the palms, the nerves in that area will be paralyzed, thereby temporarily stopping the hand sweating.

While the use of Botox as temporary treatment to cure sweaty palms have been proven effective, the cost itself could be a key drawback as the entire process could run up to about thousands of dollars, let alone the time and pain endured during treatment. You will be subjected to countless injections on your palms in one single treatment and if you are afraid of pain and needles, Botox as a cure for sweaty palms may not be for you. According to research and controlled studies, there are also reports of possible temporary hand weakness after the treatment, but which eventually wanes off.

On top of that, Botox is not a one time treatment for palmar hyperhidrosis as the intended numbing effect on your palms only lasts about three to six months, and intervals will be shorter over time as it loses effect on the sweat glands. By this very fact, Botox is not a cure, but only provides temporary relieve.BY :