How Botox Works for Hyperhidrosis

Tired of profuse, excessive sweating, or having to frequently wash your clothes from bad-smelling armpit odors? You’re not alone. Although fairly uncommon, studies show a small percentage (2-5%) of the population struggles with excessive sweating, medically known as hyperhidrosis. 

Botox for hyperhidrosis is known to curb excessive sweating, allowing you to get back to enjoying a better quality of life. 

In today’s blog, Emerge Tulsa shares information on how Botox treatments work to counteract hyperhidrosis.

What is Hyperhidrosis? 

We all know sweating is normal–it’s how the body cools itself off. However, Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that involves too much sweat being released due to over-activated sweat glands. This condition can affect different parts of the body, not just the armpits.

  • Scalp
  • Underarms 
  • Hands 
  • Feet 
  • Groin/perineum area. 

What is Botox?

Botox is a neurotoxic protein that is commonly used as an injection-based skin treatment to smooth facial wrinkles, lift eyebrows and temporarily reduce creases or folds on the face. However, Botox has proven effective in minimizing excessive sweating.

How Does Botox Stop Hyperhidrosis? 

The injection of botox for axillary hyperhidrosis (armpit sweat) paralyzes the overactive nerves that trigger the sweat glands, allowing for less perspiration. 

Botox injections can reduce sweating by 82-87%, last around 4-12 months and, for under-arm injections, results are seen 2-4 days after treatment. Botox treatment curbs sweat from various places on the body:

  • Forehead 
  • Palms 
  • Armpits 
  • Underneath breasts

Are There Side Effects? 

No — typically, the only side-effect is the slight discomfort during injection and, on occasion, a bit of muscle soreness near the point of injection. 

The use of Botox for hyperhidrosis doesn’t prevent your body from excreting sweat to naturally cool itself down. In reality, it merely inhibits the overactive glands that produce too much perspiration. 

What To Expect At Emerge Tulsa

Our medical staff at Emerge Tulsa have been trained to offer Botox cosmetic injections. Medical injections under the arm can be done within 10 minutes or less. Although largely painless, our trained medical professionals will do everything we can to help you feel as comfortable as possible during the procedure. 

How to Prepare for Your Appointment

You shouldn’t shave your armpits for about 3-4 days before your treatment. You also shouldn’t drink or take anti-inflammatory medicine before an appointment. In order for the treatment to be effective, repeat visits for the next 7-10 months are required. 

Botox Treatments at Emerge Tulsa

Our trained staff of medical professionals and massage therapists help you to look and feel your best, achieving a healthy, revitalized and refreshed look to your skin. We offer Botox treatments and injectables. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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