If you notice excessive sweating in areas such as the forehead, palms, or underarms even at times when you are resting or at a comfortable temperature, this can be a sign of hyperhidrosis. While a relatively common condition, hyperhidrosis can be a source of self-consciousness or discomfort. Thankfully, Xeomin injections are a simple and low-risk yet effective solution for hyperhidrosis. Patients in Chicago, IL can turn to Dr. Skura at Art Aesthetica for Xeomin treatment.
Xeomin is an injectable treatment which works using a purified form of botulinum toxin type A. This is the same active ingredient found in other popular injectables including Botox or Dysport, making Xeomin one option among injectables known as neurotoxins. Most people are familiar with neurotoxin injectables for smoothing facial wrinkles by blocking nerve signals to the muscles. However, Xeomin can also be used to stop signals to nerves that trigger excessive sweating. The treatment is most commonly targeted to the underarms, but may also be beneficial for areas such as the forehead.
If you think that Xeomin may be a good treatment option for you, it is best to schedule a consultation with Dr. Skura. She will review your symptoms and any potential treatment options to determine whether Xeomin is the best option for you.
Xeomin injections are administered quickly and simply. Often, injections can be administered immediately following your consultation. After determining that Xeomin is the best treatment option for your hyperhidrosis, Dr. Skura will thoroughly cleanse the treatment area to ensure a safe procedure. Next, the Xeomin will be injected. The product is injected using a very fine needle and the treatment can be completed in as little as 15 minutes, which means that anesthesia and numbing are unnecessary. Most patients tolerate the procedure well.
After your injections are complete, it may take up to several weeks before results are noticeable. Dr. Skura will provide more information regarding expected results.
No downtime is required after Xeomin injections. Patients may drive themselves home and return to their normal routines immediately after their procedures if they choose to do so. It is common to experience some redness, slight swelling, tenderness, or bruising at the injection site after receiving injections. Dr. Skura will advise you to keep the area clean, typically refraining from applying any products including antiperspirant for about 24 hours after receiving your injections. Detailed aftercare instructions will be provided following your appointment.
Xeomin results typically last about six months. When effects begin to subside, you may receive routine maintenance injections.
If you are tired of excessive sweating and have found no success with antiperspirants or other treatment options, Xeomin may be your best option. At Art Aesthetica in Chicago, Dr. Skura has helped many patients overcome hyperhidrosis through simple injections. To learn more about Xeomin for hyperhidrosis, schedule a consultation with Dr. Skura by contacting Art Aesthetica.