Hamilton area residents ask, “Can a Botox procedure really stop excessive sweating?”

Botox procedure really stops excessive sweating

If you find that your underarm sweating causes you to soak through your clothes at least once per week, you may suffer from primary hyperhidrosis, more commonly known as excessive underarm sweating. This can affect your self-esteem, cause anxiety in professional situations, and have a profound impact on your social life. At drs skincare, Dr. Shukla offers Botox treatments as a way to stop underarm sweating that cannot be controlled by clinical strength antiperspirants.

Although the exact cause of excessive underarm sweating is unknown, research suggests that it is a genetic condition. During your initial appointment, Dr. Shukla will discuss with you the severity of your symptoms, any previous treatment methods, and your medical history. From there, he will determine the best course of treatment personalized to fit your needs and goals.

Primary hyperhidrosis is a condition in which your sweat glands produce more than is normal. Botox is an FDA-approved treatment that can control the excess sweating.

How it works:

The neurotoxin in Botox is injected into the armpit with a fine needle just underneath the skin. The Botox binds to nerve endings, blocking the signal between the sweat glands and the nerve endings. There are typically approximately 15 injections during a single session, lasting anywhere from ten to thirty minutes. Once the chemical signal is no longer received, the excessive sweating ceases.

What to expect:

Most patients do not experience any adverse side effects with Botox treatments. There may be some mild discomfort or bruising near the injection site. In rare cases, patients may experience sore throat, fever, headache, itching, or back pain.

Patients can expect to notice a significant reduction in sweating within four weeks of treatment. Each treatment session can control excessive sweating for up to six months. Botox injections are a treatment, not a cure for primary hyperhidrosis, symptoms will gradually return if patients do not maintain a retreatment schedule.

Dr. Shukla is a Board Certified Dermatologist who is highly skilled in Botox injection techniques. You can be assured that the correct amount is being injected into the appropriate location for optimal results. Don’t let excessive underarm sweating keep you hiding indoors. If you are in the Hamilton area, call today to set up a consultation to find out if Botox treatments are right for you.

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