If I get Botox for underarm sweating, will my body compensate by sweating more from other areas?
Will Botox for Hyperhidrosis Cause Me to Sweat More in Other Areas?
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No, that's not a problem with botox...
you're perfectly safe if this regard...the botox will not increase sweating elsewhere...another wonderful part of the botox story for control of excessive perspiration
Botox for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) in underarms
Compensatory hyperhidrosis in other body sites is not noted commonly after underarm treatment with botox as the Botox is addressing sweat rate more than 4-5 times normal and excessive of what is needed to maintain body temperature, so reduction of this excess shouldn't neet to change other area production to stabilize core temperature.
Can Botox for Hyperhidrosis Cause More Sweating?
Hello. Botox injected for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) will only affect the sweat glands in the area injected with Botox. It's not that if you sweat less in one area (like the underarms) that you have to sweat more in another area. It is not a "zero sum" game in that sense where you will sweat the same total amount of liquid before and after the injections. You will simply sweat less in the injected area. Hope this helps and good luck.
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Will Botox for underarm sweating cause me to sweat in other places?
That is an excellent question because some treatments for excess sweating, such as surgery can cause what we term compensatory sweating in other areas. The good news is that Botox is a highly effective, safe and easy treatment for excess sweating in the underarm area that will not result in increased sweating in other areas.
Botox for hyperhidrosis
No!! Botox works locally at the injection sites, in your case, your armpits. You will continue to sweat in other areas, but no more so than usual.
Botox for Hyperhydrosis
The answer to your question is simple: No. Botox works on the cholinergic receptors on the sweat glands locally (at the site of injection) and should not affect sweating in any other area of the body.
Botox works well for hyperhydrosis
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