Do you suffer from excessive underarm sweating? The medical term for this condition is axillary hyperhidrosis. People suffering from this condition produce up to four times as much sweat as is normal.
According to WebMD, Botox for sweating is an effective treatment and can provide significant relief for up to two years following treatment. Although there are other treatments, such as clinical-strength anti-perspirants, these treatments are often ineffective and fail to control the problem.
People suffering from axillary hyperhidrosis often feel shame and embarrassment in social situations. They feel limited in their daily activities and up to 83% felt emotionally damaged or injured by their condition. Following Botox treatment for excessive sweating, that number decreased by half. Uncontrolled sweating affects every aspect of their lives, making them feel self-conscious both at work and when socialising with friends or meeting with professional colleagues. Additionally, this type of excessive sweating can damage and stain clothing.
In a news release, researcher Dee Anna Glaser, MD, professor of dermatology at Saint Louis University stated the benefits of Botox in treating excessive sweating based on the outcome of long-term studies:
“These long-term data demonstrate that Botox for severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis over a two-year period is a safe and effective therapeutic option for patients who otherwise struggle with substantial impairment.”
Studies have shown that repeat treatments with Botox continue to be safe and effective for patients suffering from excessive sweating.
There’s no reason to suffer the inconvenience and embarrassment caused by axillary hyperhidrosis. At BC Laser and Skincare Clinic, we are experienced in the treatment of sweating with Botox.
If you would like more information on how Botox can be used to treat your excessive sweating problem and our services, contact us.