Use Botox to Minimize Excessive Underarm Sweating

We all know the feeling every now and then of wishing our antiperspirant was working a little harder to keep us dry. If you experience this frequently, however, you might be a good candidate for Botox® treatment to reduce excessive underarm sweating.

Dr. Shahriar Khezri and our expert staff here at Orchid Medical Spa in Edmonds, Washington, employ innovative technologies and the most up-to-date treatments for the best anti-aging and aesthetic outcomes.

Whether you're seeking a younger-looking appearance, a slimmer or more sculpted body, a reduction in underarm sweating, or more, we can help in ways that are safe, proven effective, and focused on the patient.

Sweating

Sweat occurs to control the body's temperature through evaporation. The human body has a number of glands that sweat, but the two primary ones are the eccrine glands and apocrine glands, both of which are found under the arms, among other places. 

Sweat itself doesn't smell but when apocrine secretions in the armpit combine with the bacteria on the skin, it can result in embarrassing body odor.

Genetics determine how much people sweat. Certain medical conditions can also lead to excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) and not sweating enough (hypohidrosis). 

Hyperhidrosis affects almost 5% of Americans. Individuals with this condition sweat about four times more than the necessary amount to regulate body temperature.

Botox for sweating

Botox is mostly known for its cosmetic benefits, as an effective way to reduce wrinkles. But the versatile injectable also has been employed to treat a number of health conditions, including migraines and muscle spasms. It can also help address your excessive underarm sweating.

Botox injections stop the nerves that activate the sweat glands by paralyzing them so that they can't tell the sweat glands to sweat. This occurs only in the location of the injections.

The procedure

Before the actual procedure, we discuss your situation with you and may perform a test to determine the boundary of your sweat glands. 

Next, a small amount of Botox is injected under the skin with a fine needle. Often this is done in a grid-like pattern with the injections 1-2 centimeters apart. The procedure doesn’t take long and you can return to your daily activities following your appointment.

Some improvement is typically apparent 2-7 days after the procedure. Total dryness may take two weeks. Results can last 4-14 months.

If you're ready to say bye-bye to BO, call our office at 206-508-4740 or click here to request an appointment today.

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