BOTOX For Excessive Underarm Sweating In Carlsbad
Both men and women are affected by hyperhidrosis, a condition in which an individual experiences excessive sweating. The condition affects nearly 2-3 percent of Americans and can be a very uncomfortable situation because no matter what you do, you can’t seem to control the sweating. And the foul smell can appear even just minutes after you get out of the shower. You may not be able to wear certain types of clothing because of the excess sweat seeping through the underarm area.
Hyperhidrosis is caused by hyperactive sweat glands, which cannot be treated with over-the-counter deodorants and products. Some dermatologists will offer medication; however, these have a number of side effects. At Avalon Laser in Carlsbad, we provide our patients with anti-sweating BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, which literally paralyze the sweat glands, giving you the relief you are looking for. BOTOX is an effective way of treating hyperhidrosis and eliminating the embarrassment caused by the condition.
There are several reasons our Carlsbad patients select this treatment. The benefits of using BOTOX for hyperhidrosis include:
- Offers immediate relief
- Completely eliminates excessive sweating and odor
- Does not have negative side effects as medication
- Can easily be maintained with repeat injections
- Does not require surgery or any downtime
- More cost-effective than oral tablets
Once injected into the armpit, BOTOX paralyzes the sweat glands that are hyperactive, thereby eliminating excessive underarm sweating. Our Carlsbad plastic surgeon carefully injects a predetermined amount of BOTOX in each armpit. The injections are not painful because we provide a numbing solution. Some patients may experience minor bruising at the injection site for one to two days. This can easily be covered with clothing.
There is no need to take time off work with this treatment. Patients can return to their daily, routine activities right away. The results can last anywhere between three to six months. During your consultation, Dr. Tirgari and his staff will talk to you about your concerns and make sure your sweat glands are, indeed, hyperactive. If we determine you're a good candidate for BOTOX®, we'll schedule your appointment.