Botox for Underarm Sweat

Most everyone has heard of Botox being used for cosmetic purposes. However, it has additional uses that can benefit your health. One of them is to treat excessive underarm sweat, also known as hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis is an embarrassing medical condition that can have adverse effects on your personal and professional life. Ordinary deodorants and antiperspirants are ineffective at keeping your underarms dry because the sweat glands are overactive.

What is Botox?

Botox, also known as Botulinum toxin, is an injectable drug that temporarily freezes muscles in the area being treated. The treatment was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2004. It can be used to treat both primary focal hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating that is not caused by another medical condition, or secondary generalized hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating caused by a medical condition or medication. Botox can reduce the amount of sweat produced under the arms, as well as in the hands, feet, face, scalp and other areas. The substance temporarily halts the chemical release that leads to excessive sweating in the sweat glands.

What to Expect with Botox Treatment for Excessive Underarm Sweat

When you see a doctor for Botox treatment for excessive underarm sweat, you can expect 50 units of the substance in each armpit. Generally, the more injections you receive, the longer the treatment lasts. Additionally, the treatment is pain-free and takes only minutes.

On the average, Botox treatment for hyperhidrosis lasts around three to six months. However, everyone is different and the results vary depending on the person. At the same time, stress and exercise may cause the effects of the treatment to wear off more quickly.

Who is a Good Candidate for Treatment?

The best candidates for Botox treatment for excessive underarm sweat are individuals who have exhausted other efforts to halt the problem. In other words, you must have already tried other tactics to curb your excessive sweating, such as prescription antiperspirants or sweat-proof clothing. You must also be at least 18 years old.

The treatment is also meant only for the most severe cases of hyperhidrosis that are untreatable with topical treatments.

Advantages of Botox Treatment for Hyperhidrosis

There are numerous benefits you can enjoy when you receive Botox treatment for excessive underarm sweat. They include the following:

• Botox is 80 percent effective at reducing the amount of sweat you experience. As a result, you no longer have to worry about embarrassing sweat stains under your arms and don’t have to deal with your shirts and tops having stains.
• Botox treatment for hyperhidrosis can help to boost your self-esteem.
• Botox itself is safe and has been around since the 1980s. Treatment for excessive underarm sweating has been around since the 1990s.
• There is no downtime when you receive Botox injections to treat your excessive sweating, which means you can go back about your daily routine after your treatment.
• The more Botox treatments you receive, the longer the effects will last.

Safety of Reducing Sweating

One question you may have in mind is if it is safe to reduce or stop sweating. It is safe because the area being treated for hyperhidrosis is fairly small. While the sweat from your underarms will be reduced, you can still sweat normally from other areas of the body to effectively cool yourself. Once the Botox treatment wears off, you will again experience your regular sweat production.

If you are struggling with hyperhidrosis, you may be a good candidate for Botox treatment. We at Aesthetic Lane in Orlando can answer any and all of your questions when you schedule an initial consultation.

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