Excessive Underarm Sweating
Although excessive underarm sweating is something that people who work hard or spend time in the gym experience, for some, it is a bona fide medical condition. For those individuals, wet or stained shirts, along with increased body odor, is humiliating. If you have this problem, Dr. Deepak with Deepak Forever Med Spa offers you a viable solution using Botulinum toxin.
What is Botulinum toxin?
Botulinum toxin is commonly used to eliminate lines and wrinkles. If you wonder why women and men in Hollywood look so young and refreshed, there is an excellent chance they get Botulinum toxin injections. The injected toxin temporarily freezes or paralyzes muscle and blocks nerve signals. As a result, when someone frowns, smiles, or makes other facial expressions, there are no visible wrinkles.
Thanks to advances in medicine, experts discovered that Botulinum toxin accomplishes much more. For instance, when injected into the forehead and trigger points of the neck, it gives migraine sufferers much-needed relief. When injected in the muscle under the arms, Botulinum toxin prevents excessing sweating.
What Should People Expect from a Botulinum Toxin Treatment?
With just one treatment, you can get between six and seven months of relief. At that point, you would have another session of Botulinum toxin injections, followed by another extended period of no sweating. Botulinum toxin temporarily blocks chemical signals coming from the nerves that stimulate sweat glands. Once the signals stop, the degree of sweating decreases substantially.
To bring excessive underarm sweating under control, Dr. Deepak will use a fine needle to inject the toxin between 10 and 15 times in the target area. If needed, he can apply a topical cream to numb the surface of the skin. Either way, people handle this treatment well. Within roughly four weeks of having a single treatment, you should notice a significant reduction in sweating. Depending on your situation, you may need a second procedure.
Because some people have adverse reactions to Botulinum toxin, Dr. Deepak will go over all the potential risks and side effects during your consultation. As a board-certified physician who specializes in this and other treatments, there is only a minimal risk for this procedure.
Who Makes a Good Candidate?
With Botulinum toxin, you can control excessive sweating. This treatment usually works best for people with severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis. If you have tried medications and prescription-strength deodorant but without results, take the time to speak with Dr. Deepak about Botulinum toxin.