July 22, 2022

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Botox Can Help Reducing the Underarm Sweating

Did you ever feel embarrassed due to excessive sweating? Unfortunately, the sweat marks left on the colored clothes are unavoidable. In addition, the foul smell produced in the underarms because of sweating makes you feel uncomfortable in a gathering. Do you know why some people sweat more than usual? Botox can help reduce underarm sweating. How? Here we have compiled the information about underarm sweating, the Botox, procedure, benefits, downtime, and more.

What Causes Excessive Underarm Sweating?

Sweating is normal. It regulates body temperature, but some people sweat more than needed, and the condition is known as Hyperhidrosis. When problematic sweating is limited to one area like the feet or underarms, the condition is called Focal Hyperhidrosis.

Excessive sweating can be caused due to many reasons, and the most common cause is genetic predisposition. Diabetes, obesity, hyperthyroidism, and Parkinson's disease also contribute to excessive sweating.

Botox for Underarm Sweating

Underarm sweating can be treated surgically and non-surgically. The non-surgical treatments involve the use of topical antiperspirants such as aluminum chloride. But it provides short-term relief, and frequent reapplications are required to control the sweating.

Botulinum toxin type A is excellent for treating focal Hyperhidrosis. It temporarily inhibits acetylcholine's release and prevents the sweat glands' hyperstimulation. Botox is known for its wrinkle smoothening power, but it can decrease the underarm moisture by 82-87%. In addition, it helps to reduce the funky smell from sweaty pits. This is because the bacteria start to grow in a moist environment, emitting foul smelling.

How does Botox work for Excessive Sweating?

Botox is an FDA-approved injectable treatment. It temporarily blocks the chemicals that signal the glands to produce sweat. You only need to visit the clinic once to get the treatment done. It typically involves 25 injections in each armpit. A very fine needle is used to inject the fluid, and numbing cream is applied to the treatment site to avoid discomfort.

How Long Do Results Last?

It takes one to two weeks to show results after the treatment, and the dryness lasts for 3-6 months. After that, you can follow up with routine treatments to maintain the underarm dryness. The strenuous physical activity or stress accelerates the body's metabolic response to Botox, and the results can fade away faster.

The Ideal Candidates for Underarm Botox

Anyone who is eighteen years older or above can get the underarm Botox. It is advised to get the treatment when the topical solutions are not working or providing satisfactory results.

People with bleeding disorders and pregnant or lactating women are not considered ideal for the treatment. In addition, you should inform the practitioner if you are taking any medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, or had Botox injections in the past.

Does the Treatment Hurt?

You will feel slight discomfort with the injections. However, most patients describe the treatment as painless. The consultant may use a numbing cream to make you feel comfortable during the procedure.

After Care

The underarm area quickly heals, and you can return to normal activities after getting the treatment. However, you should avoid applying anything to your armpits for 12 hours. Patients should also avoid some laborious exercise and extreme heat for 48 hours. The full effects start to show up after two weeks.

Risks & Side Effects

Though the Botox is all safe and has no potential side effects, some risks include difficulty in swelling or breathing, muscle weakness, vision problems, and allergic reactions like itching or rash. Therefore, discussing your health conditions with the injectable expert is crucial before getting the treatment done.

Book Your Consultation at James Christian Cosmetics

Only a board-certified Physician can perform the underarm Botox. Our founder James Christian is a Registered Physician Assistant-Certified (RPA-C). He has over ten years of experience in the industry, where his skill and artistry in aesthetics are renowned. He performs many BOTOX® and dermal filler procedures each week and has a following of patients that only trust him to perform their injectable services. You can come for a free consultation to learn more about the procedure and your treatment eligibility.