For patients who may experience excessive sweating, especially in the underarms, BOTOX is also FDA approved to treat this condition called hyperhidrosis. While the condition can vary from person to person, it can often make a person very self-conscious. Hyperhidrosis can affect multiple areas of the body, and BOTOX has shown to be effective in curbing excessive sweating temporarily, and has been especially effective in helping people who experience excessive sweating in their arm pits. Dr. Matthew Malamet performs BOTOX injections for patients who may suffer from excessive sweating that does not react to topical treatments.
The BOTOX for Excessive Sweating Procedure
Similar to BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments for facial rejuvenation, BOTOX for excessive sweating requires a thorough knowledge of the underlying structures. Injection locations are carefully picked out by Dr. Malamet to ensure long-lasting results. BOTOX actually works by stopping the release of a chemical called acetylcholine which temporarily blocks the nerves in the underarm that stimulate sweating.
BOTOX for Excessive Sweating Key Facts
- Anesthesia: Topical Numbing Agent, Local Anesthetic
- Length of Procedure: 10 Minutes-60 Minutes
- Length of Stay: Patients generally return home shortly after the procedure
- Discomfort: Some minor swelling and discomfort
- Anticipate: Some minor swelling and redness, but daily activities can normally be resumed later in the day
- Final Results: Results evident within a number of days but final results visible within a couple of weeks
- Duration of Results: May last up to 6 months but can vary from patient to patient
BOTOX for Excessive Sweating Results
Results from BOTOX injections used to treat excessive sweating will become apparent as the nerves in the underarm that stimulate sweating are temporarily blocked. The results from this procedure are also temporary, and repeated treatments will be necessary to maintain the results.
If you would like to learn more about BOTOX for excessive sweating and whether it can be used to treat your specific circumstances, schedule a consultation with Dr. Matthew Malamet. He meets with each patient individually to address any questions or concerns that may come up prior to the actual procedure.