Botox to stop that excessive sweating (hyperhydrosis)

Summer’s coming soon with increased temps and increased sweating.  If you have been suffering with excessive sweating during these cold months or when in a tense situation then you may be a candidate for Botox treatment to the underarms or other areas where excessive persperation occurs.  Yes, it’s the same Botox used in the face except it can be used to lessen the excessive sweating (hyperhydrosis) that so many people of all ages experience.  I recently had a young lady with marked sweating of the underarms and plams of her hands.  After injection of Botox into the arm pit and the palmer surface of her hands, the excessive underarm sweating was reduced by 85% and her palm sweating went completely away.  It can also be used in the bottom of the foot for those individuals with excessive foot sweating.

Botox works in these areas by  reducing the contraction of the very tiny muscles in the sweat gland that contract to force sweat through the pores.  By injecting every centimeter or so,

dozens of the sweat pores are affected and reduce the excessive output from the glands.  Botox does wear off over time but I have noticed a good longevity of effect on the sites treated.  It may need to be repeated every 4-6 months to get a longer lasting affect.  I do numb the arm pits or other areas with a numbing cream so that the sticks are not felt.

If you are ruining blouse after blouse or shirt after shirt due to uncontrolled sweat poring from your pits, then this treatment is for you.  It only takes about an hour including numbing time but can be well worth your effort to eleminate that embarssing sweating.

Sweating is normal and necessary to maintain normal body temperature.  Excessive sweating in a cool room or without exercise is not necessary for anything except embarassment and aggravation.  Botox could be an answer to that problem.

Sweat less.

Dr. ODell