Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)
Botox for Underarm Sweating
The ugly truth is that sweat stains are not appealing for anyone! For many people who sweat excessively, it can be a real struggle to feel confident in social and professional settings. If you are someone who is continuously worried about your uncontrollable sweating throughout the day or if it interferes with your professional or personal life, Botox for excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) may be a solution for you.
People who are candidates for Botox for underarm sweating complain of perspiring when the temperature is cool, when they are not working out, or even when their heart rate has not gone up. Many people who suffer from this condition tell us that they get nervous because they sweat, and in turn, sweat more because they are nervous about sweating.
Botox can be a life-changing, temporary treatment for those suffering from severe underarm sweating. Small doses of Botox are injected into the underarm areas to temporarily block the nerves that stimulate sweating with effects lasting from 7 to 9 months.
How does a Botox for Underarm Sweating work?
Botox is an FDA-approved for the treatment primary axillary hyperhidrosis (underarm excessive sweating). A small volume of Botox solution is injected through a very fine needle into the underarm area. Botox is a neurotoxin treatment that helps control excessive sweating by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands don’t receive chemical signals, the excessive sweating diminishes. Within 2 to 4 weeks of the initial treatment there will be significant reduction in underarm sweating. Results vary from person to person; however, BOTOX injections for hyperhidrosis treatments are typically repeated every 7 to 9 months.
Who is a good candidate hyperhidrosis treatments with Botox?
Anyone who has been diagnosed with hyperhidrosis or feels as if they suffer from excessive underarm sweating may benefit from Botox treatments.
What happens to the excess sweat?
Many patients worry about the excess sweat that their body produces after Botox treatment and wonder, what happens to it? Nothing to worry about. The sweat from your underarms is simply excreted somewhere else on the body where you have normal perspiration. This does not mean you will sweat more in other areas.
What happens when the Botox hyperhidrosis treatments end?
If you decide to discontinue hyperhidrosis treatments, the symptoms will gradually return over time. Botox is not a cure for hyperhidrosis. It provides temporarily relief excessive underarm sweating.
Can I wax and shave after the treatment?
Absolutely. We generally recommend that clients wait about 24 hours before returning to their regular beauty regimen, but after that point you can continue with waxing, shaving or laser hair removals of the treated areas. If you did not do it yet, you may also consider Laser Hair Reduction for excessive sweating areas. Combining Botox for excessive sweating treatment with reducing the hair will provide you with better and longer lasting improvement.