The numerous benefits of Botox for aging skin are well known. Botox has been known to treat crow’s feet, fine lines, wrinkles and frown lines. However, not many people know about its ability to treat Hyperhydrosis, or excessive and severe sweating. If you suffer from embarrassing and extreme sweating in your underarms and have found other remedies ineffective, then Botox treatments might be right for you.
The average person produces sweat due to hot weather, exercise, physical and emotional stress and nervousness. However, there is a small percentage of the population that sweats 4 times as much as the average person just by going about their normal daily activities. This condition is known as hyperhydrosis and commonly occurs in the armpits and palms.
Botox treatment on the face works by paralyzing the muscles that causes wrinkles and lines. When treating hyperhydrosis, Botox works by blocking the signal between the nerve endings and the sweat glands, therefore blocking the stimulation of the production of sweat.
For treatment on the armpit, a doctor will inject Botox in about 15-20 sites in the underarm. You will need about 80-100 units to treat both armpits. The results are said to start about 1-2 weeks after the treatment and can last up to 6 months.
Speak with a doctor today about whether Botox to treat excessive sweating is right for you. Don’t let embarrassing sweat ruin your summer plans!