How long does a botox treatment last for heavy perspiration?
Is Botox for Sweating Permanent or Are Routine Injections Needed, As is the Case for Wrinkles?
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Botox for excessive sweating
Botox for excessive sweating is a simple highly effective treatment that can be performed in quick office visit. It does not require any anesthesia and patients can return to their normal routine immediately. Its effect generally lasts appoximately 6 months in most cases with a general range of 4 to 12 months. There is a new treatment that has recently received FDA clearance from miraDry which does provide longer lasting relief but does entail a more significant procedure i.e. anesthesia and some discomfort. This has just been recently approved so availability is very limited as this point.
Botox vs MiraDry
There is a treatment offered that does allow for permanent sweat reduction called miraDry. MiraDry is the only non-invasive, FDA cleared aesthetic treatment that safely removes underarm sweat and odor glands, providing a permanent solution for underarm sweat. It is a quick, in-office procedure with immediate and long lasting results.
Botox for Excessive Sweating
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BOTOX and underarm sweating
Here are the stats-
- Botox works for the treatment of underarm or axillary HH in 96% of patients
- underarm sweating stops by 90-100%
- the average user is underarm sweat free for just over 6 months
- In Australia this treatment is partially covered by Medicare- 3 treatments per year, so patients are out of pocket around 370 USD.
- side effects are very uncommon.
Dr Davin Lim
Founder of Sweatfree.com.au Australia
Botox for Sweating
Botox for sweating is not permanent
Botox for sweating
In order to keep you underarms dry, it will be necessary
to have your botox treatments about once a year...with some potential variation...either slightly shorter or longer...but I suspect that's not an issue...there are some more expensive options but the future is not known about how long the outcomes last and there are a lot more complications associated with their use
Botox prevents sweating in the underarms for about six months
Botox does not permanently prevent underarm sweating. Its effect appears to be longer in duration for hyperhidrosis of the underarms than the wrinkle minimizing effect it has on the muscles of the face which only lasts 3 to 4 months.
Duration of Botox for Sweating
Unfortunately, the effects are not permanent and maintenance treatments will be needed to maintain the benefits. In our experience, the average duration is a minimum of four months with the average being seven months.
Because these treatments are not inexpensive, many will choose to have the treatment in anticipation of a special event (ex: wedding, graduation, vacation) or in preparation of the hot summer months.
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