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A very common problem faced by the majority of men as well as women is excessive sweating; something that everyone is ashamed of, and is embarrassed to talk about in the no-so-appealing part of the body – The armpits.
We all have faced this situation when we go out and put on our favorite dresses, only to find that they are eventually drenched in sweat from our underarms. This is not only embarrassing for others to see but at the same time, it can make you very uncomfortable in front of others. Nothing really works to hide this situation and no matter how much talcum powder you put on to keep your armpits dry, in the end, the excessive sweat remains the same.
Thanks to the advancement in the medical and cosmetic fields that has widened the horizon to control our body in many effective ways. Among all the cosmetic, dermatological, and aesthetic treatments; underarm sweating is not left behind and experts have found ways to reduce underarm sweating through a treatment called “Botox for Hyperhidrosis”, and in simple words, it is called underarms botox.
You might have heard about this treatment but among most people, this concept is still unclear. This is why this blog brings you all the logical information to give an explanation about the underarm botox treatment and will guide you on the underarm botox pros and cons.
What Is Underarm Botox?
Sweating is one of the common issues every human being faces almost every day. But some people sweat more than normal and excessive sweating can be unhealthy for the body. This condition needs to be treated because if you will not treat the excessiveness of sweat, it can reduce the water and sodium level in your body, resulting in too many threatening diseases.
The International Hyperhidrosis Society (IHHS) and The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States approved botox for underarm sweat and stated that this treatment can stop excessive sweating up to 82-87%.
The after results of the underarm botox can be seen within 14 to 15 days of the treatments, lasting the effects till 4 months, or in some cases, it can reach up to 1 year. Botox is mainly used in different areas of our body such as treating fine lines, wrinkles, saggy skin, masseter muscles, etc. Injections of botox for controlling sweating have only been approved by the FDA for underarms. Nevertheless, research is still going on if botox can help with controlling sweat on other parts of the body like feet, face, or head.
How Can Underarm Botox Work?
Botox has an element called neurotoxins that’s injected into the body to control the functionality and structure of your nervous system. In other words, it can alter the functions of the neurotransmitters responsible for excessive sweating.
Since botox contains such elements, it can control and block neurotransmitters that send signals to your sweat glands to stop producing sweat and in that way, excessive sweating is minimized and even eliminated in some cases through botox for underarms.
Wondering about the cost you would have to bear to opt for this treatment? Well, botox is a process that must be carried out by expert aestheticians or cosmetic surgeons because this can turn into a sensitive matter if not done properly. Your aesthetician will guide you regarding the doses and proportions you need, after the examination of your condition. This botox injectable procedure needs to be repeated every 4 to 12 months depending on the consumption, so botox for hyperhidrosis is an ongoing process.
The entire treatment can be done within 10 to 15 minutes as your trusted aesthetician will numb the treatment area using anesthesia or ice so that it doesn’t cause any discomfort or pain. In the underarm botox, a small amount of botox is injected in the numb area, as the needle goes under the skin at approximately 1-2 cm deeper.
But remember, before getting this treatment, it is highly advised to consult an aesthetician or cosmetic surgeon; as they need to look at the previous medical records that will clarify whether your aesthetician can undergo this treatment or not.
Underarm Botox Pros & Cons
Despite botox for hyperhidrosis being a new concept, this treatment has gained a lot of popularity among people and it has owned multiple pros as well.
Some primary pros of underarm botox are:
- Botox for hyperhidrosis is extremely effective which is proved by IHHS as they state that botox can reduce the excessive amount of sweating by up to 80%
- Because there are fewer hazards and a shorter recovery period – non-invasive treatments are always preferred over surgical ones
- The process can be finished in 10 to 15 minutes, so you don’t need to devote a lot of time to it
- This treatment is approved by the main trusted sources which are, FDA and IHHS
Mild side effects are common when following a botox treatment. They are not disturbing but if they last for more than 3 days then consulting your aesthetician is a must.
The following are the cons of underarm botox:
- Skin hives
- Loss of bladder control
- Difficulty in breathing
- Difficulty in swallowing
- Vision problems
- Burning pain in underarms
Botox is one of the proven and safest treatments through which you can flaunt your beauty forever, but every treatment has a good side as well as a threatening one as well, so be prepared for it is the first thing you need to do before deciding to get the treatment. Underarm botox pros and cons are clearly identified, but getting a free consultation from an expert aesthetician at Syra Aesthetics can be very useful to develop and understand.
– Disclaimer –
This blog is for informational & educational purposes only and does not intend to substitute any professional medical advice or consultation.
For any symptoms or medical advice, please consult with your physician, Or Book an appointment with our board-certified aestheticians at Syra Aesthetics.
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About The AuthorDr. Syra Hanif M.D.
Board Certified Primary Care Physician
Dr. Hanif is the Director of Aesthetic Medicine. She is a board-certified physician in Aesthetic Medicine who specializes in using non-surgical alternatives in order to enhance one's appearance through Botox and fillers.Read More