Many people around the world have to deal with annoying sweat stains on their clothes every day. People who suffer from excessive underarm sweating, technically known as axillary hyperhidrosis, can feel too embarrassed to raise their hands while wearing certain types of clothes, hoping no one notices the moisture building up under their arms. It’s a horrible condition that can affect an individual’s self-esteem and social life. If you worry about sweat stains every day and haven’t found an antiperspirant or topical medicine that works for you, Botox may be the solution you’ve been looking for. Yes, you read that right. Botox isn’t just for smoothing wrinkled skin. It’s actually FDA-approved to treat many medical conditions, including excessive underarm sweating. You may never have to deal with armpit stains again! Are you asking, how can Botox help with excessive underarm sweating? Let’s find out.
How Does Botox Treat Hyperhidrosis?
For a quick, effective and long-lasting solution to your sweating problem, Botox is one of the best treatments out there. The actual procedure only takes about 10 to 15 minutes and the results can last up to 6 months or longer! During the procedure, a skilled practitioner injects a small amount of Botox into the underarm area with very small needles. After the Botox is injected, the natural, purified protein temporarily disallows the secretion of a certain chemical that allows the body’s sweat glands to work. In other words, it temporarily stops your underarms from sweating.
Is Treating Excessive Underarm Sweating with Botox Safe?
It may sound like stopping your armpit from sweating could cause problems, however, your underarms only contain less than 2 percent of your body’s sweat glands. Because of this, the treatment has no substantial negative effects on your body’s temperature or it’s cooling down process. The rest of your body will continue to sweat normally. It’s safe and FDA approved! Like most medical treatments, there are some possible side effects of Botox. Speak to your doctor to find out if Botox is right for you and make sure to find an experienced practitioner to safely treat you.
Is Treating Hyperhidrosis With Botox Effective?
Yes! Over the years, Botox has been proven to significantly reduce sweating under your arms.
In one clinical study, 322 patients who suffered from severe underarm sweating received either Botox or a placebo. 81% of the patients who received Botox reported experiencing more than a 50% reduction in sweating underneath their arms. Even better, 50% of the patients that received Botox reported that their excessive sweating was relieved for nearly seven months. Now that’s a successful treatment! You want to make sure that Botox is injected into you as effectively as possible. That’s why you need to choose practitioner that’s experienced and board certified. At Dr. Dayan’s office, we have skilled and board-certified providers that administer Botox specifically for hyperhidrosis. If you’re interested in finding out how we can help you find relief from excessive sweating, feel free to contact us today. We would love to help you change your life. If you think that you may be suffering from excessive underarm sweating, speak with your doctor. Once you have identified that you have this problem, you can work on fixing it with a variety of treatments, including Botox. It’s likely that your insurance will cover Botox treatment for excessive underarm sweating.
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Last Updated on January 29, 2021 by Dr Dayan