When severe underarm sweating gets in the way of certain daily activities and antiperspirants haven’t worked, you may be a candidate for BOTOX® and or Ultherapy®.
Hyperhidrosis is defined as an excessive amount of sweat produced by the body. It can be a generalized situation where excessive sweating appears all over the body or focal hyperhidrosis where the excessive sweating is situated in areas such as the hands, palms, underarms, feet or the face.
BOTOX or Ultherapy treatments can help control the symptoms of severe sweating when topical medicines and deodorants do not work well enough. Sweat doesn’t go anywhere or get backed up because the sweat simply is not produced in the areas treated with BOTOX. Remember, the rest of your body is free to produce moisture normally.
Here are some answers to frequently asked questions…
How does the treatment work?
BOTOX is approved by the FDA to treat the symptoms of severe underarm sweating when medicines used on the skin (topical) do not work well enough. BOTOX is injected into the affected areas to help control this condition by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands don’t receive chemical signals, the severe sweating stops.This can also be done using Ultherapy, our noninvasive Ultrasound machine.
How long does the treatment last?
Botox lasts about 7 months. Ultherapy has been known to last years and may be permanent.
What are the possible side effects?
You may develop some light bruising that will subside after a few days. With the Ultherapy treatments it is possible to have some tingling and or numbness under the arms. This too will subside.