FDA-approved in 2004, Botox© for underarm sweating (hyperhidrosis) can be an effective treatment for those experiencing severe and persistent underarm sweating. Please seek a skilled and experienced injector in Cincinnati to help determine whether this is an appropriate treatment for you.
Botox© for Underarm Sweating
Dr. Jeffrey Harmon
The Neurotransmitter Blocked by Botox© in Muscles is the Same as Sweat Glands
Acetylcholine, the neurotransmitter molecule that causes muscle contraction, also causes sweat glands to secrete sweat. Botox© acts at the site of injection to inhibit the release of acetylcholine. Therefore, Botox© can function to inhibit the release of sweat from the underarms.
The Effects of Botox© for Hyperhidrosis Can Be Long-Lasting
Approximately 50 units of Botox© are heavily diluted and injected on either underarm. The effects of Botox© on underarm sweating can last six months to one year, longer than the effects when placed in the face for cosmetic purposes.
Achieving a Proper Depth of Botox© Injection is Essential
The injection of Botox© for underarm sweating is more shallow than cosmetic injections of the face because the sweat glands reside closer to the surface of the skin than muscle. A proper depth of injection is essential to achieving ideal results.
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This blog post is for educational purposes only and does not constitute direct medical advice. It is essential that you have a consultation with a qualified medical provider prior to considering any treatment. This will allow you the opportunity to discuss any potential benefits, risks, and alternatives to the treatment.