Armpit Sweat Reduction
NON-SURGICAL BOTOX ARMPIT HYPERHIDROSIS
Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is a medical condition characterized by abnormal sweating, which can occur even when it’s not hot. People with hyperhidrosis often experience excessive sweating that can lead to soaking through clothing or dripping sweat. Regular antiperspirants are typically ineffective in managing this condition.
Botox injections are used as an off-label treatment option for people with hyperhidrosis. If prescription antiperspirants fail to improve sweating, Botox may be considered as an FDA-approved option, specifically for excessive sweating in the armpits.
Botox works by blocking the nerves responsible for activating sweat glands. In normal circumstances, the nervous system activates sweat glands to cool the body when the temperature rises. However, in individuals with hyperhidrosis, these nerves are overactive.
When Botox is injected into the area of excessive sweating, it essentially paralyzes the overactive nerves. As a result, the sweat glands do not receive signals to produce sweat, leading to a reduction in sweating in that specific area.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How long does Botulinum Toxin A last for hyperhidrosis treatment?
The effects of Botulinum Toxin A for hyperhidrosis typically last about 4 to 6 months.
- How long does it take to see results after Botox treatment?
Results are usually noticeable within 3-7 days, with the maximum effects observed within 2 weeks.
- Is the procedure painful?
The procedure is generally tolerable even without using numbing cream, but an ice pack may be applied to enhance comfort.
- Is there any downtime after Botox treatment for hyperhidrosis?
There is no downtime associated with the procedure.