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Botulinum Toxin is An Effective Treatment For Underarm Sweating

Updated: Jul 19, 2023

Excessive underarm sweating can be embarrassing for men and women at work, at home, or in social situations that require interaction with others. You may find yourself avoiding people or turning down social engagements due to the problem. When you attend classes, perhaps you sit way in the back or find yourself self-conscious and nervous. You may find yourself changing clothes more often than needed because of sweating, showering often, or carrying an antiperspirant with you.

Your doctor may have prescribed medication or special underarm deodorant that does not really work well. This new treatment has been shown to reduce underarm moisture by about 80-87%. This treatment can last about 12 months, reducing the problems associated with excessive sweating.

How Does It Work?

The injection eliminates the moisture produced by your sweat glands and this results in less sweating and odor. You will still sweat but not profusely and should continue to use underarm deodorant and shower. Most patients do still sweat a little, but not excessively. Botulinum toxin A or Botox is approved by the FDA to treat hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating under the arms. It works by blocking the signals for sweating to the sweat glands in your body. This is a non-invasive procedure that is done in the office on an outpatient basis. The injection by needle is safe and not painful. It is suitable for both men and women.

The Procedure And Determining If It Is Right For You

You should call our office to make an appointment with our cosmetic doctor to decide whether you are a suitable candidate for this procedure. When you arrive, they will take your medical history and discuss what medications you are on. They take referrals from general practitioners and other doctors for treatment for excessive sweating.

After you discuss your medical history, they will give you a physical exam to decide the extent of your sweating problem and overall health. They may perform a blood test or other diagnostic tests to diagnose the right amount of Botox for your treatment. From the results, the doctor will decide the best treatment for you and set up an appointment.

Preparing For The Procedure

Before you go for the procedure, the doctor will tell you to stop taking certain medications, herbal supplements, and vitamins three days before you have the procedure. They may tell you not to shave your arms for a few days before the treatment. Your treatment can last from 20 minutes to 40 minutes in the office.

You will receive about 15-20 injections using an exceptionally fine needle under your arms in a circular pattern. Often, they will give you a numbing agent to prevent pain or ice. You should be able to return to your normal activities on the same day. You will most likely have tender spots after treatment and the procedure will take about 4 days to take effect. They will have you come back to check results and you may need more than one treatment. You should avoid hot baths or showers and exercise a few days after treatment.

Contact Us For Appointment

At Bo' Aesthetics we have a dermatologist and licensed cosmetic nurse that provide Botulinum toxin A treatments for underarm sweating. They are highly trained, and they evaluate every patient to make sure it is safe for them. Please fill out our online form or call Palm Beach + 61 045 740 1817 today.

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