I am considering Botox for underarm perspiration but I would like to know, how much pain would be associated with doing that?
How Painful Are Botox Injections for Underarm Hyperhidrosis?
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Not very painful, but numbing gel can make this almost painless
This is how I deal with things- if you had the procedure before, or if you have a low pain threshold (nothing to be worried about), come in 30 minutes early and we sit you in a quiet room with some 23/7 gel on. This takes away 80% of the pain, in some cases 100%.
Pain is the least problematic stumbling block of getting Botox for excessive sweating.
Dr Davin Lim
Botox for underarm sweating
Botox for Underarm Hyperhidrosis
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It is not painful
most patients do fine since a very small needle is used. if you are worried, then have your doctor give you a numbing cream.
the results are very good from Botox. in my experience it has lasted longer than 6 months.
For a much longer lasting result, you should consider Cellulaze off label use of the laser. i have been very pleased. takes 30 minutes in my office under local only.
david berman md
board certified plastic surgeon.
Options for Miradry or Botox for armpit sweating in Los Angeles
I believe that the clinical benefits of Miradry demonstrated over the past two years make it a very good alternative to Botox for the axilla and armpits. Raffy Karamanoukian, Los Angeles
Botox pain armpits
Botox under the armpits for sweating is relatively well tolerated. You can place numbing cream beforehand and supplement this with a cold pack prior to applying it. You can also consider some form of distraction like vibration or tapping in the vicinity of the armpits as this will help confuse the brain with additional stimulation.
Botox for Underarm Sweating - Axillary Hyperhidrosis
Hyperhidrosis of the underarms is treated with Botox injections and is very well tolerated. The needles are 30 Guage (smaller than diabetic needles) and using a combination of topical lidocaine and ice roller makes it very comfortable and a very worthwhile and effective treatment which has a high likelihood of improving a patient's quality of life (QOL) indicators which have been measured objectively.
Hyperhidrosis and Botox injections for the underarms
The needle used for Botox Therapeutic injections for hyperhidrosis is very fine and the injections are very superficial. You can feel a tiny pinprick but it is very quick. Patients just hold a squeezy ball and the procedure is very well tolerated. Everyone loves the results and can wear any colour clothing without worry.
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