Have you struggled with excessive underarm sweat and tried at-home treatments that seem not to affect you? Give up the antiperspirants and ask your doctor if you are a good candidate for Botox. Botox, professionally known as neuromodulators, is more commonly used on the face to treat and improve the appearance of severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and dynamic wrinkles. However, today it is used as a top option when treating hyperhidrosis in the armpits. Continue reading to learn more about Botox and treating your hyperhidrosis!

What is Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is the condition of abnormal excessive sweating that is not related to heat or exercise. Although you may think you can treat this condition quickly with medication, some severe cases prevent the patient from participating in everyday activities. Common signs of hyperhidrosis are visible sweat– seeing beads of sweat on your skin, soaking clothes with no physical activity, or sweating causing difficulty holding a pen, walking, or turning a doorknob. While this condition can result from a mutation in your genes, Doctors can treat it in many ways. If your hyperhidrosis is focused on your underarms, continue reading to see how Botox can be a form of treatment!

Medical Treatments for Hyperhidrosis

Treatments for hyperhidrosis vary as each doctor and website will inform you of their recommended treatment. Today, we will look into Botox and how the procedure cures excessive underarm sweat. As mentioned previously, Botox is a cosmetic treatment to smooth facial wrinkles and imperfections. Doctors also use Botox to treat muscle spasms, migraines, and hyperhidrosis. Botox works with the chemicals in your body to temporarily block the signal your brain receives, telling your glands it is time for your glands to produce sweat. However, botox in your underarm does not affect touch or sensation in this part of the body. 

Are There Any Side Effects from Botox Injections?

As everything in the world has a cause and reaction, your body does the same thing. Sweating is the necessary reaction for your body to get cool. Although you may think Botox in your underarms will reduce your body’s ability to cool down, that is inaccurate. Your underarms only contain 2% of your body’s total sweat glands. Overall, there are no side effects to getting Botox injections in your underarm besides the immediate discomfort and possible muscle weakness. 

Contact Vain Medi Spa Today

Vain Medi Spa provides many services, including Botox and Fillers, to treat all your problem areas. To learn more about how Botox can treat your medical condition, contact us at (978)409-2230 or email info@vainmedispa.com today. We look forward to hearing from you!