Beauty has always been one of the fundamental points of aesthetic medicine. New techniques and products such as botulinum toxin are increasingly appearing to help delay the signs of aging. But this neurotoxin also serves to treat other conditions that hinder quality of life, such as excessive sweating in the armpits. Here we tell you how it works.
Do you sweat excessively?
Sweating when you are hot or under pressure is normal. Nervous about a job interview? Your armpits may become wet and sticky. Do you do a plank at the gym and the sweat drips down your face? This may be normal.
But if you sweat for no reason and no antiperspirant helps, you may want to consider botulinum toxin injections for armpit sweating.
How does botulinum toxin help with excessive armpit sweating?
Botulinum toxin is an injectable medication known for its power to smooth wrinkles. But it’s also great for stopping armpit sweat. Reduces armpit humidity by around 85%. The dryness usually lasts between three and 12 months.
Body odor also decreases. The characteristic odor of sweaty armpits is produced by bacteria that grow in warm, humid places. It removes moisture and the smell disappears too.
The goal of botulinum toxin injections is to reduce profuse sweating to a normal or slightly lower than normal amount. Most people still sweat a little and may need deodorant or antiperspirant. But it varies from person to person.
How does botulinum toxin work for sweating?
It temporarily blocks chemicals that signal it is time for the glands to produce sweat. Does not affect touch or sensation in the armpit area.
You only need one office visit to complete the botulinum toxin treatment for armpit sweating. The procedure usually involves about 25 injections in each armpit. Each time, a small amount of botulinum toxin is injected just below the surface of the skin with an extremely small needle.
Some people don’t even feel the injections. They will only feel minimal discomfort similar to the snapping of a rubber band. You should see an improvement in sweating in about three to four days. The full moisture-removing effects occur in about two weeks and last approximately 1 and a half to 2 and a half years.
At Benavides Aesthetic Medicine we have cutting-edge treatments to give your body the beauty and comfort it needs. Contact us if you want to learn more about our botulinum toxin treatments.