Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for returning skin to a more youthful appearance. However, Botox is also an excellent treatment for sweat-free underarms.
If you are a person who suffers from constant underarm sweat, you may have a medical condition known as hyperhidrosis or excessive underarm sweating. This type of condition can be very awkward if you are wearing clothes that easily show underarm sweat. It is one thing to sweat at the gym, but to have underarm sweat stains appear on your clothes at a fancy event is embarrassing to say the least.
Did you know that Botox, the popular procedure people use for smoothing out facial wrinkles, is also good for reducing underarm sweat? At his Epione clinic in Beverly Hills, CA, Medical Director Doctor Simon Ourian says this treatment is becoming more popular every day. “I am really gratified by the results my patients are seeing from these treatments, “ says Doctor Ourian. “For some suffers, hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that, if not debilitating, is certainly very embarrassing. Imagine going for a job interview and having to worry about sweating through your shirt AND your suit jacket.”
What is Botox? Botox is an FDA approved treatment of severe primary auxiliary hyperhidrosis. When Botox is injected into the underarm pits; it inhibits the release of acetylcholine from the nerve cells. This blocks the signals that stimulate the eccrine glands to produce sweat.
What can you expect when Botox is injected into your arm pits? The treatment involves very little discomfort. You’ll feel a minor sting as a series of injections are made, but then the pain is only temporary. Botox is one of the safest treatments available. You can expect to see results of your hyperhidrosis treatment in about three to four days. However, the result is not permanent. After about three to four months you will need to visit your doctor for another treatment.
“There’s really nothing like it, “ concludes Doctor Ourian, “with no surgery or downtime, just a series of injections and your hyperhidrosis is managed.”
If you are a person who wishes you could control excessive underarm sweating so that you can wear clothing without the worry, Botox may be the solution for you. Not only will you no longer have to suffer from the embarrassment of sweaty underarms, but you will save on your dry cleaning bills and your clothes will last longer and look better.
Even your use of deodorant will diminish: As one blogger said, “I don’t need it on a daily basis, but I still swipe it on for the gym.” (The Botox Diaries)