Does Botox Have Hormones or Cortisone?

I am considering Botox for excessive underarm sweating. Does it have any hormones or cortisone?

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BOTOX is formulated with botulinum toxin, a substance that is able to interfere with the transmission of signals sent to glands and muscles. There are no hormones or cortisone in the product.

Does Botox have hormones or cortisone

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Botox is a purified protein that comes as a freeze-dried powder to which saline (salt water) is added to reconstitute it. There is NO hormones and NO cortisone in it. It is very safe in experienced and trained hands, e.g. with a dermatologist.

Benjamin Barankin, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologic Surgeon

Great news about botox...does not contain either cortisone or hormones...

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so rest assured...neither is an issue...sure you'll be thrilled with the outcome...botox is a champ in this arena...

Ken Landow, MD
Las Vegas Dermatologist

Botox for hyperhydrosis, does not have cortisone or hormones

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Botox is a medicine that is injected.  It blocks the receptor for the muscle around the sweat glands.  This reduces the sweating.  Botox does not contain hormones or cortisone.  Most of our patients have tried dry sol and other treatments.  We usually put topical numbing medicine on the patient and then give around 50 units to each arm pit.  It usually lasts around 6 months.  Each patient is different so results will vary.  These are some of our happiest patients...

Botox; hormones or cortisone

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Botox is a protein which is not hormone or steroid (cortisone). It does not have any effects similar to the hormones. It has paralytic effect on muscles but will not alter the regular body hormones.


Botox doesn't have hormones or cortisone

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 BOTOX is the trade name for botulinum toxin A. it does not contain cortisone or hormones.  It is very effective for many patients with excessive underarm sweating.

It varies per patient, but many will get a good result with 30-40 units injected into each armpit.   The results may last 3-6 months.

John E. Gross, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon

Botox for underarm sweating

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Botox does not have any steroids or hormones in it. It is very minute quantities of a particle that attaches to the neuro muscular receptor sites to block the message from the nerve to the muscle. It works in the axilla by blocking the smooth muscle contraction of the sweat glands. It does work in the majority of patients.

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