Consider Iontophoresis instead of Botox for treatment of sweaty palms
Droopy eyelids, indigestion, high blood pressure, tooth problems, muscle weakness and nausea are some of the common side effects associated with Botox injection. For curing sweaty palms (Palmar Hyperhidrosis), it is advisable to consider iontophoresis instead of Botox injection. The advantages of iontophoresis will be discussed in the latter parts of the article. First and foremost let us consider the side effects of Botox injection when it comes to treatment of sweaty palms.
Botox Is NOT Safe!
Over the past few years, the number of people opting for Botox injection for curing wrinkles and sweaty palms has increased steeply. The main reason for this is because of its quick response time. The effects of Botox treatment are easily recognizable and they can be noticed as early as within two days. However Botox treatment should be considered only with the proper instruction of a doctor. Also, not everyone can go through this treatment as there are many side effects related to this mode of treatment. There may be people who are averse to Botox. Inappropriate use of Botox could lead to breathing problems, chest pain and other related side effects. So Botox is not a safe option for everybody.
Botox For Curing Sweaty Palms
People sometimes use Botox for curing sweaty palms. This application sometimes could lead to sensitivity to light and even numbness. While applying Botox in your hands, it works at that portion by temporarily paralyzing the muscles of the region. The muscles in your palm are very delicate. The application of Botox injections should not be done on such parts without proper instructions form a doctor. If injected without prescription from a doctor, Botox medicines could even result in numbness and insensitivity of the palm.
Botox Side Effects
Primarily the Botox side effects are caused when it comes into contact with other medicines which the patients may be taking. Botox should not be mixed with gentamicin, lincomycin, tobtamycin and medicine which are used for the treatment of heart problems and Alzheimer’s disease. Another set of people who should not consider Botox injection are those with cardiovascular disorders.
Iontophoresis, when compared with Botox injection is a much safer option. In this method there is direct transmission of ions into the body. Unlike Botox, here there is no body piercing or injection, and it is sterile, painless and noninvasive. Ions are entered into the body using low intensity electrical current. This method is found to have lasting effects for treatment of sweaty hands. In addition to this, iontophoresis is also used for treatment of sweating of armpits and feet.
Iontophoresis = Hyperhidrosis
Iontosphoresis is considered to be the most effective method for treating sweaty hands since the side effects are minimal. The risk of infection caused through other drug injection method is also reduced.
Excessive sweating of palms or hands is termed as hyperhidrosis. Iontophoresis has been considered to be the most effective treatment for this. This is done by application of some low intensity electrical current. When electricity is applied, it blocks some of the glands that produce sweat, thus effectively preventing over sweating.
Iontophoresis treatment begins by placing the body part to be treated in a tub of water. Electrodes will be placed in the tub, which will generate small amounts of electrical currents. The intensity of the electrical current will be increased accordingly. This will create an itchy sensation in your body part. The flow of electric current is stopped. This procedure is continued for a couple of sessions. Each session will last for about 10 to 20 minutes and the process is repeated till the preferred outcome is achieved. Iontophoresis is most suitable for treatment of hands and feet.
So What’s The Cost Of An Iontophoresis Device?
Iontophoresis devices cost up to $800. So not everyone can afford it.However, you can find some good do it yourself guides on the internet.