In recent years, Botox has been used widely for the treatment of excessive sweating in the armpits, hands, and feet; which is a medical condition called HYPERHYDROSIS. Excessive sweating in normal temperatures causes discomfort both in men and women to such an extent that it may affect their social lives.

Stress, hyperthyroidism, disorders of the adrenal gland, menopause, hypoglycemia, obesity, some chemotherapeutic agents used for the treatment of some types of cancer, and hormones are the major causes of excessive sweating. Sometimes excessive sweating is constitutional.

Botox injections into the armpit, which is one of the areas of hyperhydrosis, temporarily block the nerves innervating the sweat glands, hindering sweating.

Botox is applied to the region of excessive sweating with very fine-tipped needles at frequent intervals. Improvement is observed within the first week after the intervention. The effect of Botox usually lasts for an average of 6 to 8 months, and the second session is performed when the effectivity of the intervention starts weaning. It is possible to stop excessive sweating for a certain period of time, for example, for the summer period, during which hyperhydrosis is observed most commonly. The duration of the efficacy of the intervention may vary depending on the individuals.

How is underarm sweating manifested?

The armpit region is soggy in individuals who complain of excessive sweating. The excessive sweating may be to such an extent that even dripping from the armpits may be observed. The clothes may look wet and discoloration of clothes may occur. Wet circles may appear on the clothes. Some people can change shirts two or three times a day. It may be uncomfortable to put on some types of clothing such as silk. These kinds of situations cause social discomfort in the suffering individuals.

What is the cause of armpit sweating?

Overstimulation of the sympathetic system causes armpit sweating. Armpit sweating can sometimes be accompanied by excessive sweating of the palms and soles of the feet. This condition is constitutional. Stress and tension can increase armpit sweating. The complaints usually emerge in puberty.

How is underarm botox treatment performed?

After determining the sweating points in both armpit regions, botox injections are performed into 20-30 points in the required area with fine needles.

When is the starch test performed in the context of underarm botox treatment?

Following the 15 days after the intervention, the areas of injection are checked for sweating. If required, botox injections may be repeated.

Does Botox treatment for underarm sweating cause any side effects?

No major side effects are anticipated after the intervention. Botox is injected into the skin. It does not cause hurt the armpit. Short term bruising may be observed merely due to the injections.

How long will the effect of botox treatment for underarm sweating last?

The effect of botox treatment for underarm sweating lasts for a duration of 6-12 months on the average. The studies have determined that the rate of sweating decreases after the botox effect is over. The Botox method in the treatment of underarm sweating was approved by the FDA in 2004.

Who is not suitable for botox treatment for underarm sweating?

Botox treatment for underarm sweating is not performed in pregnant and nursing women. Botox is not injected to individuals with muscle disorders. Botox injections are not performed in individuals who use gentamycin and quinidine.

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