Is Botox for under arm dangerous?
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Botox for sweating
Botox is FDA approved for use in preventing excessive sweating in the underarms.
Botox for excessive underarm perspiration
Botox has an FDA indication for hyperhydrosis. The botox is injected intradermally and not subcutaneously. We map the perspiration pattern on initial consultation with a starch ninhydrin test that we do with Betadine solution and corn starch. We photograph the underarm reaction, for future injections, then generally inject each side with approximately 40 units of Botox Cosmetic. The treatments have been so successful, that over time the intervals get longer and longer between injections. Our typical duration is 9 months to 1 year.
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Safety of Botox for Hyperhidrosis (Axillary / arm sweating)
Botox (and its "cousins" Dysport and Xeomin) performs many functions other than relaxing muscle fibers and thereby decreasing folds and wrinkles of the face.
Botox blocks the release of a chemical called acetylcholine from a nerve ending. If the acetylcholine never arrives to the muscle fiber, the muscle will not contract.
Botox is also FDA indicated through the same blocking mechanism to prohibit the release of sweat in the glands under the arms. Once injected it may take a week or 2 to act and typically reduces sweating for 6 months or longer.
The proper injection of Botox is an advanced technique. While the safety is excellent, it is an expensive drug / procedure. Please consult with a talented and Board Certified Plastic Surgeon or Dermatologist who know how to properly evaluate and treat hyperhidrosis or excess sweating.
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BOTOX for underarm sweating
BOTOX injections are safe and effective for the treatment of underarm sweating when administered by experienced, Board Certified Plastic Surgeons. Our patients have done very well with these treatments and have gained much relief of their excessive perspiration. Results generally can last about 7-9 months.
Dr. Pedy Ganchi
Village Plastic Surgery
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