Having overly sweaty armpits can be an embarrassing situation for almost anyone. Even though it’s a natural process, when you notice visible stains on your clothes that can bring you a lot of unwanted attention, you can be suffering from a condition known as hyperhydrosis. This can be a difficult condition to deal with as it can make you feel insecure and very self-aware in almost any situation.

Hyperhidrosis is a condition signified by armpits that sweat excessively. In this situation, even antiperspirant deodorants don’t help significantly. But don’t let this get to you. There are some excellent effective ways of getting this treated. Botox is one such way. While people essentially associate Botox as an anti-wrinkle treatment, it is very effective solution for hyperhidrosis as well.

Botox: An Effective Treatment

OnabotulinumtoxinA or Botox is a treated and purified natural protein that blocks the secretion of the chemicals responsible for triggering the sweat glands. This therefore stops the sweat glands from producing sweat in the injected area.

It not only works wonders under the armpit, but also works great on other small areas of the body that are prone to producing excess sweat like the hands, head, face, the area under the breasts, and more. Botox can help reduce sweating between 82%-87% in the treated areas.

Botox for Hyperhidrosis: Facts

While sweating is very important for body temperature control, since underarms cover only 2% of the sweat glands present in the body, blocking it does not create any long lasting consequence to a patient’s health. Botox, therefore is a safe treatment.

The results provided by the treatment are not immediate. It may take a couple of days for the results to show. In two weeks you will be able to enjoy its full effects. The benefits provided by the treatment usually lasts between 4 to 12 months. In some cases, patients may even experience them for even longer. When the effects wear off, patients can safely receive repeat treatment sessions.

The Botox Procedure

Botox is injected just below the surface of the skin. An expert physician may take less than ten minutes to inject it in both your underarms. Doctors prefer that the treatment area remains unshaved at the time of the injection; three to four days of hair in the armpits is considered good.

A fine needle is used to inject a small amount of Botox sporadically throughout the designated treatment area. The multiple injections are given based on previous assessments performed by the doctor.

Topical anesthetics, ice, vibration analgesia, nerve blocks etc maybe used to numb the area to avoid discomfort. It is an outpatient treatment; so you can go about with your life right after getting injected.

After a week or so, it is highly advisable that you visit your doctor again for him/her to check and see if any area was missed. You should wait at least a week before shaving/removing hair from your underarms.

It is important to note that Botox does not cure hyperhidrosis; it only provides you with relief from this embarrassing ailment. A follow-up injection is required every 7-16 months to truly enjoy the best effects possible.

While sweating excessively can make you feel uncomfortable, sweating profusely from the underarms is perhaps the most uncomfortable of them all. It stains your clothes and unnecessarily draws attention to the area making you self-conscious and lose confidence in yourself. Thankfully, there are treatments like Botox available that are effective and safe.

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