Severe or excessive underarm sweat can be embarrassing and inconvenient. The medical diagnosis of excessive and severe sweating is called hyperhidrosis. Individuals who experience this may find themselves constantly changing clothes that have been soaked with sweat, avoiding physical contact like handshaking, and deliberately missing out on social gatherings and obligations. Studies show that almost one-third of individuals who experience excessive sweating feel like the condition is affecting their overall quality of life.
At Barba Skin Clinic, we treat both men and women who have been diagnosed with hyperhidrosis or frequently have excessive underarm sweat.
How Botox Can Help
Although Botox is most commonly used to fight signs of aging, it can also be used to treat a variety of other conditions, including excessive sweating and hyperhidrosis. Botox injections contain onabotulinumtoxinA (a natural protein) that temporarily blocks the chemical responsible for activating sweat glands under the arm.
Studies show that patients who have been treated for excessive underarm sweating using Botox have an 82-87% decrease in underarm sweating.
What to Expect
Botox is a fast and effective non-surgical procedure. Injections take about 10-15 minutes to administer and do not require any recovery time. During the treatment, small amounts of Botox will be injected just under the skin of your underarms. The procedure involves minimal to no pain and patients can return to their normal daily activities immediately. Intense exercise and saunas should be avoided in the first 24 hours.
After initial treatment, a follow-up appointment should be made in the following 1 to 2 weeks.
How Long Do Results Last?
After receiving your first round of Botox injections from Barba Skin Clinic, patients can expect to see some result in as little as 2 – 4 days. Full results can be expected approximately 2 weeks after treatment.
Results will vary from patient to patient. Some individuals will only need Botox injections once a year while others may need to seek treatment every 3 – 6 months.
Benefits of Receiving Botox Treatments for Excessive Sweating
Patients who choose to treat their excessive underarm sweating with Botox report and increase in quality of life in the following ways:
- Increased productivity at work
- Increased self-esteem and self-confidence
- Increased involvement in social activities
- Increased willingness to explore romantic relationships
- Increased physical activity and exercise
Receive Treatment for Excessive Underarm Sweating
If you have been diagnosed with hyperhidrosis or you frequently experience excessive underarm sweating, seek treatment at Barba Skin Clinic in Miami, FL.