I read recently that BOTOX can be used to treat hyperhidrosis. How effective is it as a treatment, and does your office offer these services?
Question: I am a 26 year old male. I have lived my life with a terrible perspiration problem, my underarms are the worst! I have read that Botox injections can help reduce the sweating in this area. How much would I need to have injected, and how often?
Answer: Botox is an excellent treatment option to control excessive under arm perspiration or hyperhidrosis. It is injected more superficially than for frown lines or forehead lines. For most patients, a vial of Botox or 100 units for both underarms will be enough. It should last 6-8 months with great effectiveness.
Question: I have excess sweating in my underarms. I am 27 and work out at the gym regularly. I would really like to do something about this embarrassing problem. I'm local to Virginia Beach and have heard that you're the specialist in Botox for hyperhidrosis, do you think Botox will help?
Answer: Yes. Botox is an effective method to control hyperhydrosis or excessive sweating. Several injections are performed in the underarm area using a fine needle. The whole process takes less than 15 minutes with no down time. It is effective in most patients up to 6 months.
Question: I know Botox can be used for frown lines, but can it be used for anything else or any other wrinkles?
Answer: Botox can be used to treat a condition called hyperhydrosis or excessive sweating. Botox is very effective in keeping your underarms dry for up to 6 months. The procedure takes less than 10 minutes in the office. Botox is also used for TMJ, migraine headaches, jaw clinching and massester hypertrophy (wide jaw appearance due to thick muscle). There are other medical uses for botox as well.
I read recently that Botox can be used to treat excessive sweating. How effective is it as a treatment, and does your office offer these services?
Using botox can treat sweaty under arms or axillary hyperhidrosis. Approximately 50 units of botox are used under each arm. The technique is very effective and lasts up to 6-9 months. It takes about 15 minutes to perform this procedure at our center with minimal discomfort.