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No Sweat With Botox: An Effective Treatment for Hyperhidrosis

When people think of Botox, they usually imagine fine lines and wrinkles ironed out with the help of injections. What they may not realize is that Botox is also an effective treatment for hyperhidrosis that occurs in the armpits. Hyperhidrosis causes excessive sweating in the armpits, soles of the feet, and palms of the hands. The condition is life-altering for those who suffer from it. Excessive sweating can cause anxiety in social situations and overall insecurities about appearance. The sweat ruins clothing and bedding and is hard to explain to other people since it can occur at any time and is extremely noticeable. Since hyperhidrosis can last throughout life, it’s good news that the FDA has approved Botox for treating excessive sweating that occurs in the armpits.

How Does Botox Help?

Botox, or Botulinum A, is a toxin that causes temporary muscle paralysis. Because of Botox’s ability to paralyze the muscle, it is ideal for treating hyperhidrosis since the injections block the neurotransmitter that activates the sweat gland. With the neurotransmitter blocked, the sweating stops.

What is the Procedure Like?

If you need Botox for hyperhidrosis, small needles containing Botox will be injected into around 25 places in your armpit. Though the procedure can be uncomfortable it is not unreasonably painful, and the injections can work for six to eight months.

Now that the FDA has given approval for Botox to be used for this purpose, many insurance companies will cover this procedure if other attempts to control hyperhidrosis have failed.

What if my Hyperhidrosis Affects my Hands and Feet?

Currently, the FDA has only approved Botox to treat hyperhidrosis that occurs under the arms.

If your confidence, relationships, and life are being affected by hyperhidrosis, contact Aesthetic MD of New York to find out how they can help you live a fuller, happier life without excessive sweating standing in your way.

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