Excessive sweating in the armpits is a common problem affecting over a million Americans. The condition can make a patient sweat up to four times more than an average person in order to regulate body temperature. Excessive underarm sweating can lower the quality of life, create itching and rashes, obstruct the comfortable performance of everyday activities, and make a person feel less confident in a social setting.
This condition can be addressed in a simple way without involving plastic surgery. Botox injections can be administered by a certified Botox expert to treat excessive sweating in the underarm area. The FDA has approved Botox injections for this treatment. Results with this non-surgical injectable procedure can last for up to two years.
Successful cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides Botox injections for excessive underarm sweating to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.
Pre-conditions for Treatment
Botox injections for excessive underarm sweating should only be used for patients who have failed to gain relief with topical creams and anti-perspirants. According to the FDA, only patients with severe sweating symptoms in the underarm area should receive Botox injections directly in the affected area. The age of the patient should be 18 or above.
The plastic surgery practice or medical spa treatment provider should inform the patient that Botox is only approved by the FDA for excessive sweating in the underarms. The FDA has still not approved this treatment for excessive sweating in other parts of the body.
The patient’s candidacy should be carefully determined before recommend Botox treatment to mitigate underarm sweating. Dedicated cosmetic surgeon Dr. Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for underarm sweating treatment.
How does it Work?
Botox is composed of a potent biological compound called botulinum toxin A. This neurotoxin has a unique property to block the communication between the nerve and muscle and cause temporary paralysis in the injected muscle. The treatment provider will inject Botox medication in precise volume in the affected underarm area.
The neurotoxin will start working immediately to block communication signals from the nerve that cause stimulation to the sweat glands in the treated underarm area. As a result, the functioning of the overactive sweat glands will be temporarily halted, causing the end of excessive underarm sweating.
Patients should note that excess sweat that is eliminated with this procedure is not collected elsewhere in the body. Botox injections will simply stop the production of sweat in the treated area. But the sweat glands in other parts of the body will continue to function as before. The Botox expert will educate the patient about the procedure to help them make an informed decision.
Within a month of the Botox injectable treatment, most patients will be able to see noticeable reduction in the sweating in their underarm area. With just one injection treatment session, the patient can enjoy the benefits of no underarm sweating for about six months. Follow-up treatments can be received to extend the results for up to two years.
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