Botox Sweat Reduction: FDA-Approved For Reduction of Severe Underarm Sweating
Why do we sweat?
It is perfectly normal to sweat. Sweating is an effective way for us to regulate and maintain our body temperature by cooling us down.
When we are feeling hot and we sweat, the moisture that evaporates from our skin cools us down.
Sweating is also very common in young adolescents. Young adults tend to sweat a lot more because more than 3 million sweat glands become more active during puberty. This is true especially true for glands in the armpits, groin, and palms of the hands.
Excessive sweating (Hyperhidrosis) affects up to 1% of the population. The condition can be very distressing, causing embarrassment in social settings and possibly affecting work. The most common areas affected are the underarms (armpits), palms and feet. When sweat comes in contact with bacteria on the skin, it may produce a foul-smelling odour.
How To Reduce Excessive Sweating?
Botox sweat reduction treatment provides a non-surgical and effective way of treating the problem and improvement of up to 90% can be seen after one treatment. Effects of the treatment can last approximately 9 months. The procedure takes only 30 minutes to complete. BOTOX works by blocking a neurotransmitter that stimulates the sweat glands and paralysing them.
BOTOX is injected using a fine needle into the skin of the affected area. This easy procedure does not have any downtime. As a result, normal activity can resume immediately after the treatment.
Any downtime after Botox sweat reduction treatment?
Some tiny bruises may form after the treatment but it will probably resolve in a few days. For some, subsequent treatment may be required if there are areas that are do not see decreased sweating.
- Sweat Reduction
People concerned about excessive sweating on their underarms and palm of the hands.