Treatment for Excessive Armpit Sweating
Excessive sweating, also known as “hyperhidrosis,” affects a large number of people of all ages. Although this condition can occur in many areas, the most embarrassing region is typically the armpits. When this occurs, not only does it affect our physical appearance, but it also inhibits our ability to be confident in social settings.
In the past, wearing multiple shirts or using prescription deodorants seemed to be the only effective way to diminish the appearance of “sweat rings” or “pit stains” on clothing. However, these only mask the problem and don’t provide a long-term solution.
Of all the cosmetic treatments available, BOTOX® is perhaps the most versatile. Primarily used to smooth and improve fine lines and wrinkles on the face, this injectable has become increasingly desired by men and women to treat excessive sweating under their arms. In 2004, the FDA approved BOTOX® for the treatment of severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis (severe underarm sweating).
How does BOTOX® stop sweating?
BOTOX® is a derivative of botulinum toxin A, which can be used to block the nerve communications that stimulate the sweat glands. Each injection is administered using a very fine needle, and patients can expect their results to last between four and six months. Since the effects of BOTOX® are considered temporary, subsequent injections are needed in order to maintain results.
Am I a candidate for BOTOX®?
Good candidates for BOTOX® are in good overall health and have had a prior medical examination to determine that they are not allergic to its ingredients. Although BOTOX® is very effective in treating excessive sweating under the arms, it is important that patients have realistic expectations about the outcome of treatment.
For all of your BOTOX® needs, we encourage you to call Skin Physicians & Surgeons in Upland at (909) 981-8929 or fill out our online contact form today. Dr. Sandra Lee looks forward to meeting you and helping you achieve results about which you can feel confident!