Do You Sweat Too Much? Botox Can Help!

Recent studies have reported that nearly 2% of the world’s population experiences some degree of excessive and uncontrollable underarm sweating that can occur at any time, any where, and any place. Because we at the CENTER understand the difficulties and even certain social restrictions this can bring, Jodi Slavica, Clinical Nurse Specialist at the CENTER, is proud to offer Botox injections to help control excessive underarm sweating, also known as axillary hyperhidrosis.

What Is Axillary Hyperhidrosis?

Axillary hyperhidrosis is profuse sweating that occurs under the armpits. This type of excessive sweating can occur without the need for any type of physical activity, and it’s very common for the underarm sweating to begin when the individual suffering from the condition is sitting quietly and not moving. Though there are medications and even prescription deodorants, they don’t always work for every person suffering from the condition. Axillary hyperhidrosis can be a very embarrassing, though non-invasive Botox can bring relief to sufferers who have previously tried other treatments that were not successful.

Botox For Underarm Sweating

At the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, our very own Clinical Nurse Specialist Jodi Slavica carefully uses Botox injections to limit underarm sweating in sufferers of axillary hyperhidrosis. Similar to how Botox weakens muscles when used for cosmetic purposes to combat wrinkles, Botox can help control underarm sweating by temporarily blocking the secretion of a chemical in the nervous system that is most responsible for increasing how much someone sweats. Because Botox can block this chemical, sweating can be temporarily turned off. Nurse Jodi uses a very fine needle to inject the proper amount of Botox into the underarms, which can vary from individual to individual. Botox injections can also be administered to individuals suffering from sweaty palms and sweaty feet. To help ease any discomfort that the patient may feel, Nurse Jodi uses a number of different anesthetic techniques including topical creams and cold packs.

Though the treatment isn’t permanent, it often brings patients relief from excessive sweating for several months. In many cases, an individual may only need 2 treatments per year.

Contact The CENTER For Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Today

If you’re interested in learning more about how non-invasive Botox injections can help control your excessive underarm sweating or hyperhidrosis, we encourage you to contact the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery today to schedule your initial consultation with Nurse Jodi, skincare and non-invasive treatment expert. Remember, excessive sweating is something that can be controlled and doesn’t have to play such a negative role in your life any longer.

For more information and to schedule your appointment, please contact our medical center today by calling (310) 657-2203.