Axillary Hyperhydrosis Botox Services
Yes, Botox is a great solution for taking years off of your look. But there are also therapeutic uses for botox as well and excessive sweating is one of them! Dr. Roel Galope at Lasting Impression Medical Aesthetics in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, can help alleviate this problem today!
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Botox for excessive sweating
Hyperhidrosis is the medical terminology used for excessive sweating. Specifically, it refers to any type of sweating that is atypical including excessive sweating when it is not hot. An estimated 2-3% of all Americans suffer from some type of excessive sweating typically in the underarms, palms and the soles of their feet. Axillary hyperhidrosis usually starts during adolescence and if left untreated will continue.
Sweating is often embarrassing, stains closes and complicates life in a way that is simply unnecessary. Most cases of hyperhidrosis occur in otherwise healthy people and can occur for no specific reason. However, heat and emotional situations may also trigger hyperhidrosis for some. Most who suffer from excessive sweating experience symptoms during nearly all of their waking hours regardless of the temperature or their mood.
OnabotulinumtoxinA, or Botox, is a relatively new treatment option approved by the FDA for people who suffer from hyperhidrosis and who sweat excessively from their armpits. Additionally, it has been shown to reduce symptoms in other areas including hands, feet and face.
According to some studies, underarm Botox injections can reduce underarm sweating by as much as 85% with results lasting between 4 and 14 months. Initial results are usually seen 2-4 days post treatment with the full effects noticeable around the 2-week mark.
how does it work
Botox is an injectable substance that is a medical-grade form of the botulinum toxin A, also called botox botulism. Botox effects neurotoxins which are substances that affect the way the nervous system works, impacting certain neurotransmitters which tell the body how to work and respond in certain situations. Botox essentially, blocks the neurotransmitter that tells the sweat glands found in specific areas of the body to turn on and produce sweat. The result is a reduction of sweating in and around the injection site.
Botox for for other areas of the body
During your consultation, your doctor may prescribe botox to treat excessive sweating in other ares of the body where you may experience excessive sweating. Areas include:
- chest and under breasts
Dr. Galope is certified in the use of Botox and can perform injections in his Fair Lawn, NJ office into both underarms in approximately 10 minutes or less. Injections are typically done in a grid pattern approximately 1 centimeter apart using just a small amount in each injection. While there is some level of discomfort, pain is minimal and can be minimized with the use of ice or a local anesthetic.