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
Remarkable Care, Exceptional Results
“I had a Botox/Dysport consult and injection with Dr. Kulbersh’s nurse practitioner, Courtney Whitley. It was a fantastic experience from start to finish. The appointment scheduling was accommodating to my work schedule. Courtney’s advice at the consult was clearly the result of years of experience and she listened to my concerns and addressed each in a thoughtful way. There was no sales pitch – I felt great about how the appointment went and my results were exactly as promised. We even chatted about additional products (at my request) and Courtney was very good at telling me the pros and cons of each and what I could expect from the treatment. This is a great office and I would absolutely recommend it to anyone.”
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 our 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, non-surgical treatment today. Our expert injectors administer 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.
As an expert injectors can produce excellent results for our patients with this nonsurgical treatment in Charlotte. We will examine you and discuss your concerns in detail so we can create a customized treatment plan for you.
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.