You are probably familiar with the way Botox® can erase wrinkles, but did you know that it can treat excessive sweating in the armpit area? Botox is used for the treatment of severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating of the underarms) in patients unable to obtain relief using antiperspirants.
What is Botox® for hyperhidrosis?
Botox injections for hyperhidrosis take less than a minute to administer, yet it can stop excessive sweating for up to 6 months at a time. By blocking, or interrupting, the chemical messenger that controls the axillary (underarm) sweat glands, botulinum toxin "turns off" sweating at the area where it has been injected. Botox injections are very shallow, meaning that the medicine is injected just below the surface of the skin, where it remains.
What are the benefits of Botox® for hyperhidrosis?
Botox injections can eliminate excessive sweating for up to 6 months. Not only do the physical symptoms improve, but patients also experience improvements in daily functioning and quality of life. Results are noticeable approximately 2 to 4 days after treatment with the full effects usually noted within 2 weeks.
How does Botox® for hyperhidrosis work?
Botox, or botulinum toxin A, is a natural, purified protein with the ability to temporarily block the secretion of the chemical that is responsible for activating the body's sweat glands. Botox works by interfering with the signals sent to these nerves and glands.
To ease any potential discomfort, Dr. Iorio may first numb the skin. During the procedure, a very fine needle is used to inject tiny amounts of Botox just under the skin intermittently throughout the area of excessive sweating. Multiple injections are given based on Dr. Iorio's assessment of the underarm area. After you receive Botox for hyperhidrosis, we recommend that you follow up with Dr. Iorio in 1 to 2 weeks.
Put an End to Excessive Underarm Sweating Today
You don’t have to live with excessive underarm sweating another day. Dr. Louis Iorio can help you get back into the swing of life with this long-lasting, simple procedure. Contact Iorio Plastic Surgery & Medspa for your consultation. We can be reached at 732-780-9191 in Holmdel or Colts Neck, New Jersey or 732-458-7400 for Brick, New Jersey. For your convenience, you can also request an appointment online.