It is known that Botox is a cosmetic treatment in order to reduce wrinkles, by relaxing the muscles, or we can say that it causes temporary muscle paralysis.
The uses of Botox have expanded and developed to give us amazing results on all levels, such as using it in the treatment of muscular conditions such as cramps, nervousness, migraine headaches, injecting it into the stomach for weight loss, and also in cases of excessive sweating!
How does it treat excessive sweating? Does it have negative effects?
How Botox injections work in the treatment of sweating:
Normally, when the body temperature rises, the nervous system activates the sweat glands to produce sweat in order for the body to automatically cool itself; In people with hyperhidrosis, the nerves that activate the sweat glands are overactive.
And here comes the role of Botox, which paralyzes these excessive nerves, so that they are no longer able to send signals to the sweat glands, and thus stop the secretion of sweat.
In other words, Botox injections block the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which is linked to the sweat glands to signal the secretion of sweat.
How is the procedure done?
The procedure is simple and fast. It is performed directly in the doctor’s Clinic. It takes 20 to 30 minutes. The places to be injected are determined, and they are injected with fine needles, under the skin, by 15 to 20 injections that form a network pattern in the area to be treated.
He may need another session to follow up and fix any missed points.
The doctor usually asks not to shave the armpits for two or three days before the procedure.
He must also be informed of any medications the patient is taking; If he is taking blood thinners, the doctor may ask him to stop taking it for a few days before the injection, to prevent bruising.
After the injection, you can immediately return to work and normal life.
As for the results, it often takes 2 to 4 days to notice the results, and two weeks to complete the final injection results.
It is noteworthy that the results of Botox injections are not permanent, so it is necessary to re-inject or take supportive injections after 7-16 months.
Pros and cons of Botox injections under the armpit:
● An effective non-surgical solution.
● Safe, approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
● Sufficient studies have been conducted on this procedure, and one of them found that sweat secretion was reduced by 90% after two weeks of injection.
● High cost.
● The need to follow up the injections every 7 to 16 months.
● Pain and other side effects are possible, but they are generally very minor.