Is Botox for Excessive Sweating Safe?

You know the saying, never let them see you sweat. If you suffer from excessive sweating, which can soak your clothes on even a cool day, cause that embarrassing sweat odor, and even create athletes’ foot-inducing moisture and odor in your shoes, you’ll be happy to know that the FDA has approved Botox as a safe and effective treatment for hyperhidrosis, the formal name for an ‘excessive sweating condition.’

When injected into underarms, where most people experience excessive sweating (and those telltale sweat circles that often ruin favorite blouses or cashmere cardigans), Botox temporarily blocks chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate sweat glands into over-production. When sweat glands don’t get that strong message to pump out more sweat, your perspiration problem is mercifully controlled. Plus, when Botox is injected into the armpit areas, the problem of sweat odor also disappears or is greatly reduced to normal and controllable levels. You get to wear that cashmere cardigan again, and silk blouses may become a new and thrilling part of your wardrobe.

Results from Botox treatments for excessive sweating start to appear within a few weeks after treatment, and may last for up to 8 months.  After that a repeat Botox treatment will be necessary if you hope to enjoy the next 8 months sweat-circle and sweat-odor free. The duration of the effectiveness of your Botox excessive sweating treatment will, of course, depend on your own body. Some nerves are more easily controlled by Botox, safely and effectively, but may not last as long as other nerve areas. So your doctor will assess how your sweating solution is progressing, and you may wish to move up repeat treatments as decided upon by your experienced physician.

The underarms are not the only areas where excessive sweating occurs. Your quality physician will have plenty of experience treating excessive sweating in other areas of the body, such as those sweaty feet and even your hands and groin. These particular areas can be a challenge, since the skin on the feet, for instance, is much thicker than the skin on palms and underarms. Your doctor can use that great experience level to create an individualized sweat-stopping solution for your excessively sweating feet – so that you can kick off your shoes in the presence of friends and family without causing an embarrassing spectacle and suffering self-confidence issues. You may even save your pricy shoe collection when your foot-soaking days are behind you.

Talk with your physician to find out how your excessive sweating issues can be solved, quickly, easily and safely with Botox…and since teens and spouses may also have sweating issues, your doctor may be able to assess their excessive sweating issues and improve their quality of life as well. Teens with sweating problems can be teased and bullied mercilessly in school and during sports, so your doctor’s proficiency with safe Botox treatments can make life infinitely better for your most important loved ones as well.


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