Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis) Of The Feet Is A Common Problem Affected Many People.
Besides being an uncomfortable hygienic condition, contributing to fungal infection, and Athlete’s foot, it can be an equally embarrassing problem creating social and psychological concerns. Luckily, there are things you can do to reduce sweating of the feet. At Renuva Xtremity in Memphis, we offer a variety of foot and ankle treatments to help you with your biggest concerns. One of our aesthetic food procedures is botox injections for hyperhidrosis.
Botox injections for the bottom of the feet is a relatively new concept, but conforms well to the general increased awareness for aesthetic and hygienic concerns affecting daily life. Previously used safely in the foot for the treatment of spastic muscular conditions, such as in the Achilles tendon for spastic cerebral palsy, Botox (botulinum toxin type A) has been used by plastic and aesthetic physicians for many years. In 2004, the FDA approved Botox for the treatment of excessive sweating. When topical antiperspirants and other drying agents are ineffective, Botox has been used as a safe and effective method for the treatment of excessive sweating in the bottom of the feet. Its mechanism of action is to temporarily block the secretion of the chemical responsible for activating sweat glands and thus interrupts sweating at the area where it has been injected.
Dr. Lucas can administer these injections in the office following a local anesthetic injection to numb the bottom of the foot. Many other physicians performing this procedure rely on topical creams or ice to numb the area, which is not sufficiently effective on the foot. The procedure is relatively quick and painless once anesthesia has been achieved. After the procedure, there is no significant restriction to activities. Mild temporary bruising and tenderness can occur. Nothing can completely cure hyperhidrosis and this procedure is designed to control the condition. Sweating may return gradually on average within six months. Further injections may be required to maintain the desired effect at intervals varying between seven and 16 months, depending on the individual patient.
If you are dealing with hyperhidrosis of the feet and are looking for a solution, Botox could be a great option. Be sure to contact Renuva Xtremity in Memphis to learn more about this hyperhidrosis treatment and other foot and ankle conditions we can treat. Our team is happy to help you solve your foot problems and help you feel more confident and comfortable.