Wedding season has finally arrived! Are you one of the numerous women who has spent many hours searching for the perfect dress? And now that you’ve found it, can you imagine ruining it with sweat marks?
Whether you have a big day coming up, simply want to reduce the amount you sweat, or you’re one of the 5% of people in the world living with excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), we are delighted to be able to offer Botox as an incredibly simple and reliable solution.
In 2004, the FDA approved Botox for the prevention of sweat. And here we are, 14 years later, with plenty of evidence to show that Botox is safe and effective the vast majority of the time for anyone who is interested in benefitting from its effects. Countless people have taken advantage of Botox’s benefits—whether it was to gain professional and social freedom they had never known before or to stay focused on a big day.
How does Botox work for sweat prevention?
Botox is a purified protein that is able to block the release of the neurochemical that “turns on” sweat glands. One of the most reliable features of Botox is that it stays put—its effects remain localized at the area where it’s injected, which is most commonly in a grid pattern that matches the area’s sweat gland layout.
The results are quickly evident. Most patients will notice sweating has stopped within a few days, and definitely within two weeks. Best of all, the impact lasts anywhere from 4 to 12 months, depending on where and how much of the treatment has been applied. It is versatile too—Botox has been used for sweaty palms, armpits, the groin area, feet, faces, and under the breasts.
But doesn’t my body need to sweat? How can this be safe?
Guess what percentage of the body’s sweat glands exist under our arms? Only 2%. Anyone who chooses to block sweat at the armpits will still be able to manage their body temperature (thermoregulate) at a normal and healthy rate. We also know that, for most people, the body will not kick into sweat over-drive and make up for the loss by sweating excessively somewhere else (compensatory sweating). Botox for sweat prevention is one of the safest and most reasonable uses of the popular injectable.
Call Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery of Columbus today, and find out how Dr. Houser and his staff can help you stay cool, dry, and comfortable with life.