If you’ve never heard of Botox being used to treat fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and on the forehead, you must be living under a rock. As the most popular injectable, Botox is used by both men and women to help temporarily give them a more youthful complexion. However, Botox isn’t just excellent at giving patients cosmetic results. In fact, Botox can be used to treat a variety of medical conditions including chronic underarm sweat. Read on to learn more.
Botox Does What?
Yes, it may sound bizarre to think that the same injectable that is used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, can also help get rid of excessive underarm sweat. However, unlike facial fillers like Juvederm and Restylane which fill in wrinkles, Botox works by temporarily relaxing the facial muscles— leaving you with a smoother looking forehead. Similarly, when Botox is injected into your underarms, it temporarily relaxes your sweat glands— leaving them with the inability to produce as much sweat as normal.
Is It Safe?
Sweating is your body’s natural way of getting rid of heat and toxins, so if you’re unable to sweat from your underarms, is it safe? One thing to note about Botox for your underarms is that it won’t completely stop you from sweating— it will just cut down on how much you do sweat. Plus, Botox is FDA approved to treat excessive underarm sweating, so you know that you are in good hands.
Who Is It Good For?
Everybody sweats, but if you sweat more than the average person and are constantly embarrassed by it, then you may be a good candidate. By slowing down your body’s ability to produce too much underarm sweat, Botox will give you peace of mind and the confidence to wear shirts you never thought you’d be able to. During your initial consultation with your doctor, they will evaluate whether or not you are a good candidate.
Excessive underarm sweat is a downright stinky situation. Luckily, with the help of Botox, you can lower the amount of underarm sweat that your body produces. If you would like to learn more about Botox and the unique things it is used for, contact Advanced Anti-Aging & Weightloss today!