Tampa Bay vein specialist Dr. Jeffrey Hunt discusses the use of BOTOX® cosmetic for excessive sweating at his vein treatment center in Tampa. According to the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, almost 3% of the American population suffers from hyperhidrosis, a condition characterized by severe sweating. Dr. Hunt says that stopping excessive sweating can give patients more confidence in public. He adds that the use of BOTOX in Tampa to control hyperhidrosis has been FDA-approved and is considered a safe and effective alternative to prescription antiperspirants.
The International Hyperhidrosis Society suggests that approximately 176 million people worldwide suffer from excessive sweating, based on a survey released in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. The same study reports that 2.8% of Americans are known to have the condition. Dr. Jeffrey Hunt, a vein specialist in Tampa, is offering BOTOX® Cosmetic as a solution to control excessive sweating for patients suffering from hyperhidrosis.
The injectable treatment can combat the symptoms of severe sweating by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from nerves that stimulate sweat glands. Sweating stops once the nerves cannot receive the chemical signals. According to BOTOX® Cosmetic prescribing information, results from treatment can last up to six and a half months. “For the most part, 50 injections are needed for each side, but the entire procedure takes usually less than 20 minutes. Patients should choose an experienced physician as the total of 100 injections are very strategically placed for successful results,” says Dr. Hunt.
Dr. Hunt says that using BOTOX® Cosmetic can be an effective remedy for patients with excessive sweating that hinders them from everyday activities. He adds that patients who are changing clothes multiple times a day or are afraid to lift their arms in public may be good candidates for the procedure. Dr. Hunt also says that since the rest of the body is free to produce moisture normally, the procedure safely allows your body to regulate its temperature without backing up sweat.
At his spider vein and cosmetic enhancement center, Dr. Hunt says he hopes that the treatment will give patients the opportunity to boost their self-confidence. “We see the relief on our patients’ faces that we’ve treated with Botox for excessive sweating, and we know that it means so much to them to know that it is something that can be controlled and that does not have to run their lives. It’s a great feeling to pass on this satisfaction.”
About Jeffrey A. Hunt, DO, RVS
Dr. Jeffrey Hunt received his medical degree from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. After medical school, he completed a three-year family practice residency program at Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Dr. Hunt is currently a Fellow of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, and a member of the American Society of Aesthetic Mesotherapy, the American College of Phlebology and several other professional associations.
Vein & Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay is located at 3001 N Rocky Point Drive E, Suite 125 in Tampa, FL and can be reached at (888) 434-9192. The practice can also be contacted via their website veincentertampa.com or facebook.com/veincentertampa.