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What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a facial injectable that contains various substances and chemicals, including a purified chemical that comes from botulinum toxin type A, a neuromuscular toxin which is produced by bacterium. It works by temporarily freezing certain facial muscles that cause wrinkles due to sun exposure, aging, and repeated movements from talking and showing emotion.

Unlike other facial fillers, BOTOX® Cosmetic is made up of a toxin and is, therefore, considered more complex than alternative treatments. However, it has been FDA-approved for the use of facial anti-aging as well as some medical conditions such as migraines and excessive underarm sweating.

BOTOX® Cosmetic can cause some side effects in some patients, which is why it’s extremely important to receive injections under the care of a trained medical professional, preferably a licensed medical doctor.

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BOTOX® for Excessive Underarm Sweating in San Diego

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 San Diego, 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® Cosmetic is an effective way of treating hyperhidrosis and eliminating the embarrassment caused by the condition.

There are several reasons our San Diego patients select this treatment. The benefits of using BOTOX® for excessive underarm sweating 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 San Diego 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. After determining that you are a good candidate for BOTOX®, your appointment will be scheduled.

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Preparation and Aftercare

Once you've completed your consultation and decided that Botox® is the right treatment for you Dr. Tirgari will go over what you can expect in terms of preparation and aftercare. When treatment instructions are properly followed, your procedure can be optimally safe and effective.

Before Treatment

  • Before you San Diego BOTOX, please avoid any medications that can increase the risk of bruising, including aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, etc. It can be helpful to avoid fish oil supplements and herbal remedies that may have the same effect. Make sure you consult with your physician before changing any prescribed medications.
  • Please also avoid any peels, topical remedies, etc. that will affect the area before your treatment and for at least 2 days after.
  • Please advise the staff if you may be pregnant or trying to become pregnant.

During Treatment

Your practitioner may apply ice and pressure to the area to help with comfort and to reduce bruising. Some fullness, numbness or tightness in the area can occur.

After Treatment

  • It is helpful to stay upright for about four hours after the injection. This reduces the risk of complications and also helps reduce bruising.
  • Avoid heat to the treated area, (i.e. hot showers, face wash, Jacuzzis, saunas, yoga, baths, etc.) and prolonged sun exposure for at least 24 hours. Avoid strenuous activity for at least 1-2 days.
  • Do not massage the treated area or get facials for at least 3 days.
  • A maximum response can be expected within 7-14 days after injection. Some small red dots or minor bruising may be visible on the skin after treatment. These can be cleared with alcohol or makeup remover immediately after. Minor bruising typically resolves within hours to a few days. Light makeup can be used as needed.
  • If proper amounts are used, the effects of Botox typically last 3-4 months. For underarm injection for hyperhidrosis, this may last up to nine months. It’s helpful to make your next appointment before the effects are completely resolved.
  • A mild headache may occasionally occur. This is normal. Tylenol is ok if needed. Contact us in San Diego immediately if you should feel numbness or weakness around the eye muscles, any drooping of the eyelid or any other weakness, difficulty swallowing or any allergic-type reactions.
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We ask clients that they provide at least a 24-hour notice before any changes or cancellations to scheduled appointments in order to avoid incurring a cancellation fee or forfeiture of service.

Contact Avalon Laser for BOTOX® Cosmetic in San Diego

When you come into our San Diego office, you can expect to meet Dr. Reza Tirgari in person and he will discuss your aesthetic concerns and recommend the best treatment option. If you are deemed a good BOTOX® candidate, Dr. Tirgari will thoroughly educate you and make sure you are comfortable to proceed before any treatment is performed.

We look forward to making you look your best. Call us at 619-494-3944 or contact us online for service in San Diego, Carlsbad, Del Mar, and nearby areas of California.

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