Are you experiencing an unnatural amount of sweat under your arms that causes you to feel self-conscious about your appearance or odor? While many associate the BOTOX® neurotoxin injectable with wrinkle relaxation, this revolutionary product is also FDA-approved to help treat excessive sweating in men and women and is available at the Cosmetic Enhancement Center of New England.
Serving Portland and surrounding areas in Maine, the Cosmetic Enhancement Center of New England is led by Dr. Maria Atkins. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out if you are a candidate for BOTOX® to correct hyperhidrosis.
What Causes Hyperhidrosis?
Sweating is the body’s natural mechanism for staying cool and regulating body temperature, but experiencing excessive sweat in the underarms may be a sign of hyperhidrosis. While sweat is produced by everyone when they’re too hot, nervous, or stressed, hyperhidrosis occurs without these triggers while the body is in a normal state. While there is no known cause for hyperhidrosis, it is thought to be genetic and studies are ongoing regarding the diagnosis and treatment of this common condition.
BOTOX® for Hyperhidrosis
While BOTOX® is an effective solution for relaxing the underlying muscle activity that causes wrinkles, it has also been shown to decrease the amount of sweat produced in the underarms of patients with hyperhidrosis. Where prescription-strength deodorants and antiperspirants fall short, BOTOX® can provide lasting relief from excessive sweat for up to six months with optimal treatment.
How Does BOTOX® Treat Hyperhidrosis?
This injectable treatment is administered into strategic points in your underarms. The botulinum molecule, the same mechanism of action that relaxes visible signs of aging, can also target the chemical signals that stimulate sweat glands. By temporarily blocking these signals, less sweat is produced. Although sweat will still be produced in other areas such as the feet and scalp, sweat in the underarms can be safely and effectively managed using this method.
Are There Any Side Effects?
As with any injectable treatment, slight bruising, swelling, or redness may occur at injection sites for the first day or so. Our medical team will advise you of any additional safety information during your consultation at our Portland office. Factors such as your health, medical history, and individual condition will be evaluated to determine if BOTOX® can help your hyperhidrosis.
Contact the Cosmetic Enhancement Center of New England today to schedule a consultation today and find out if you are a candidate for BOTOX® injections to reduce excessive sweating in the underarms.