Can Botox Really Stop Underarm Sweating?

If there were one product that deserves to be referred to as the modern fountain of youth, it would have to be Botox. This popular injectable has become the standard choice in softening the appearance of wrinkles and creases particularly in the upper third of the face — from the dreaded elevens to unsightly crow’s feet.

Yet did you know that there’s more to Botox than meets the eye? Men and women who suffer in silence about their excessive underarm sweating can also benefit from Botox! Nearly three percent of the population has problems with excessive and uncontrollable sweating. Although surgery can help address the problem, many prefer Botox because of its non-invasive nature.

The science behind Botox to curb excessive sweating

The science of how Botox works in stopping excessive sweating is similar to how it reduces the appearance of wrinkles and creases.

As a derivative of the botulinum toxin, Botox prevents muscle contraction by inhibiting the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. In the case of wrinkles, the absence of muscle contraction when squinting, frowning, or even smiling translates to a relaxed, more youthful appearance. For excessive underarm sweating, a Botox injection in the underarms prevents nerve impulses from travelling into the sweat glands, which in turn inhibits the production of sweat.

Many of our patients have expressed the utmost satisfaction after having Botox to help them deal with their excessive underarm sweating issues. For these individuals, it’s not just about the sweat stains or being soaked minutes after changing clothes, it also has to do with the embarrassment whenever you find yourself in a cramped space with other people.

Would you like to learn more about Botox used to solve excessive underarm sweating? Call us at 310.375.9595 today!


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