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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Pain relief - Botox injections for underarm sweating
Botox injections under the armpit are comfortable, but well tolerated
You will receive about 20 injections with a fine-gauged needle into each armpit. Each injection feel a bit like a mosquito bite. There is no pain once the needle is withdrawn.
You may also want to consider MiraDry, a noninvasive, in-office procedure. It
destroys sweat glands using microwave technology. Patients typically
have a >80% reduction with just one treatment. We pretreat the armpits with injectable lidocaine. This is uncomfortable for a few moments. After the procedure, when the numbing medication wears away, patients do have swelling and mild discomfort that lasts for 24 hours to a few days.
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Botox for underarm hyperhidrosis, painful?
In our office, we apply a topical numbing medicine. The procedure is quick, using a very small needle. Most of our patients tolerate it well, and often say it is not a "big deal."
We have had good experience with Botox injections to the armpits. We have treated patients, staff, and family members. We typically use 50 units per armpit. I have had a couple of patients tell me it is the first time they wore a powder blue shirt in years. The red carpet models also like to do this before big events.
Pain With Botox Injections At Underarms
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
Botox for Hyperhidrosis - Painful?
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.
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