Botox For Excess Underarm Sweating in Charlotte Overview
Treats: Excessive sweating, known as hyperhidrosis
Length: 30 minutes
Anesthesia: Topical numbing cream available
Side Effects: Mild swelling around the injection sites possible for a day or two
Risks: Minimal when procedure is performed by an experienced injector
Recovery: Most patients return to regular schedule immediately following the procedure
Duration of Results: 5-6 months
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“I never had Botox before and was very nervous after reading horror stories. I did an extensive research on finding a doctor to do Botox. I decided to go with Dr. Kulbersh. He did such a fabulous job. He had a good bedside manner, listened to my concerns and what I wanted (a natural look) and was precise and careful during injections. I felt I looked natural, refreshed and younger after the injections. I went to someone else after him and BIG mistake! I had a large bruise on my forehead and a surprised look on my face. I’ll never go to anyone else but Dr. Kulbersh for injections.”
Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating affects around 5% of the world’s population. That means that if you suffer from this condition, you are one of around 365 million people. Despite its prevalence, people who deal with hyperhidrosis often feel very much alone.
Excessive and unpredictable sweating in the underarms is a significant issue for many of Dr. Kulbersh’s patients in Charlotte, affecting their lives both professionally and socially. Only 30-40% of people with hyperhidrosis seek medical attention, although there is a quick, nonsurgical treatment today. Dr. Kulbersh performs Botox injections to reduce the sweat and effectively manage the symptoms of this condition.
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Sweat is an essential function that helps to regulate the internal temperature of the body. The mechanism is overactive for some people, producing much more sweat than necessary for normal body function.
Hyperhidrosis results in sweating that is difficult to control and disrupts your daily routine. It typically occurs on both sides of the body and can affect the hands, feet, scalp, and underarms.
Learn more about hyperhidrosis by visiting the the International Hyperhidrosis Society website.
The first line of defense against hyperhidrosis is usually a topical prescription deodorant. This therapy may be successful for some patients, but many patients do not find sufficient relief from this method. Oral medications like Robinol are also an option, but this medication can have side effects (dry mouth, dizziness, and problems urinating). When these methods are unsuccessful, patients can consider Botox as a treatment for excessive underarm sweating.
Botox has been safely used in both the medical and cosmetic realms for decades. Botox can be injected into the armpits to prevent the nerves to stimulate the sweat glands. Injecting the Botox takes minutes, and it can prevent or decrease sweating in the armpit for 5-6 months, depending on the patient. It typically takes effect in 2-3 days with a maximum effect one week after the procedure.
It’s important to remember that underarm sweating can be overcome, and Botox might be the right solution for you. If you’ve been suffering from excessive underarm sweating and haven’t yet found a treatment that works for you, contact Carolina Facial Plastics today to schedule your initial consultation. Dr. Kulbersh will examine you and discuss your concerns in detail so he can create a customized treatment plan for you. As an expert injector, Dr. Kulbersh, and his physician assistant Heather Bryant, MPAS, PA-C, and nurse practitioner Courtney Whitley, FNP-C, can produce excellent results for their patients with this nonsurgical treatment in Charlotte.
Contact our Charlotte office at (704) 842-3644 or complete our online contact form to determine if Botox is the right treatment for you.
Frequently asked questions
There are two types of hyperhidrosis. Primary focal hyperhidrosis is a condition that presents without any detectable cause. This type of hyperhidrosis is effectively treated with Botox. Secondary generalized hyperhidrosis is caused by an underlying medical condition or medication. This condition is treated by addressing the medical concern or switching medications.
Using Botox to treat hyperhidrosis is safe and effective. The main side effect is a small bruise from the injection, and it is not safe for use in pregnant women.
The typical treatment is 100 units (50 units/side).
Currently, Botox is only approved to treat hyperhidrosis of the underarms. However, it has also been successfully used off-label to treat excessive sweating of the palms, forehead, and soles of the feet.