Armpit Sweat Reduction
NON-SURGICAL BOTOX ARMPIT HYPERHIDROSIS
Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating. It refers to any abnormal sweating, such as sweating when it’s not hot. People who sweat excessively often soak through their clothing or drip sweat. Regular antiperspirants don’t work well for those with this condition.
Botox injections is a treatment option (off-labelled) for people with hyperhidrosis. You may be a candidate for Botox if your sweating fails to improve with prescription antiperspirants. Botox has been FDA-approved for people who sweat excessively from their armpits.
How does it work?
Botox works by blocking the nerves responsible for activating your sweat glands. Normally, your nervous system activates your sweat glands when your body temperature rises. This is how your body automatically cools itself. In people with hyperhidrosis, however, the nerves that signal the sweat glands are overactive.
When you receive Botox injections directly into the area of your body that commonly sweats, your overactive nerves are essentially paralyzed. When your nerves can’t signal your sweat glands, you don’t sweat. However, Botox only prevents sweating in the specific area where it’s injected
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How long does Botulinum Toxin A last?
DrD: Botulinum Toxin A for this indication usually lasts about 4 to 6 months.
2. How long will it take for me to see results?
DrD: You should see results within 3-7 days, maximum results are achieved in 2 weeks.
3. Is the procedure painful?
DrD: Procedure is bearable even without numbing cream. Ice pack may be applied.
4. Is there any downtime?
DrD: There is no downtime