Botox is a safe FDA-approved treatment that effectively treats a variety of issues such as excessive underarm sweat also known as Hyperhidrosis. Treating underarms sweat with Botox is a popular procedure in our NYC Med Spa that many of our patient's requests.
Some quick facts about Botox treatment for underarms sweating:
- Botox for underarms is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat severe armpit sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis
- Underarm Botox is safe for all skin types
- In 2004 clinical studies showed that Underarm Botox reduces armpit sweat by 50% in 91% of the men and women treated
- Results typically last 4-6 months
How does Botox help Hyperhidrosis?
Botox was created as a cosmetic treatment that smooths facial wrinkles and lines. However, doctors also use the same Botox treatment to address other neuromuscular conditions such as spasms, migraines, and hyperhidrosis.
Excessive sweating is a common issue that many people in NYC find embarrassing. It’s highly noticeable to others since it soaks through the clothing the person is wearing or sweat is visible on the skin. This abnormal condition often makes the strongest deodorants. Botox is an FDA-approved treatment for hyperhidrosis.
How do Botox injections work for excessive sweating?
The nervous system is responsible for activating the sweat glands when the body temperature rises. This is how the body naturally cools itself down. However, people who have hyperhidrosis have overactive sweat glands that create excessive sweating. Botox injections work by blocking the nerves that activate sweat glands.
During treatment in our med spa near Midtown, Botox is directly injected into the specific area of the underarms. If you have more than one area of your body that sweats such as the armpits and hands, both areas need to be treated to prevent effectively treat hyperhidrosis.
What to Expect with Botox Treatments
Botox injections are given by an experienced technician that carefully places the treatment in the needed areas with a fine needle. It doesn’t take long to inject the treatment and experience results. During treatment, you will receive injections in a grid pattern around the targeted area. If you are sensitive to pain the doctor will offer a numbing agent to help you feel more comfortable.
Once the in-office treatment is complete you can go forward with your day as normal. Sometimes a follow-up appointment is required to ensure all areas have been treated and to touch up any missed spots.
How to Prepare for the Procedure
Botox treatment is a quick and simple procedure that is done in a doctor’s office. Preparing for treatment is easy. Doctors usually ask you to avoid shaving your armpits for about three days before your appointment. Prior to treatment, your doctor will also discuss any medications you are currently taking. Sometimes doctors will recommend not taking blood thinners a few days prior to the injections. It helps prevent bruising and makes the procedure more comfortable for you.
How do you know if Botox is right for you?
Discussing your excessive sweating issues with a doctor is the first place to begin treating the issue. Sometimes doctors will recommend some lifestyle changes first to help get the condition under control naturally. However, if the issue doesn’t get resolved naturally your doctor will recommend Botox injections.
Are you ready to take control of your excessive sweating?
To schedule your complimentary consultation in NYC for underarms sweating with Botox, please call JustMelt MedSpa today at 212-447-1155. We are conveniently located near Midtown at 30 East 40th Street, Suite 806, (between Madison and Park) New York, NY 10016.