How Excessive Sweating Can Be Treated Through Botox

Some women suffer from excessive sweating and they have to deal with embarrassing sweat stains on the underarms. An option is wearing women’s undershirts with the high performance gusset wicks that absorb moisture away from the body. Another solution to prevent excessive sweating is the injection of Botox on the armpits.

According to Chrissy Teigen, a model who has undergone the procedure, she was able to wear silk again without sweating. She anticipated pain when the needle headed towards her armpit but it did not hurt at all. Dr. Julie Carroll, a board-certified dermatologist said that pain can be experienced during the procedure but only for a few minutes. The procedure is relatively simple for dermatologists who are used to performing complicated cosmetic Botox on a regular basis.

Excessive sweating is a medical condition called hyperhidrosis that produces more sweat to keep an individual cool. Based on the estimates of Canadian Dermatology Association, at least 3% of Canadians or about 950,000 individuals suffer from hyperhidrosis. Patients with the condition could sweat for no reason while other people in the same environment do not.

According to Dr. Youwen Zhou, dermatology professor at the University of British Columbia, the condition is not dangerous but it can be very unpleasant and embarrassing for the patient. When regular antiperspirants do not work, it will be difficult to be comfortable during the daily activities. People can be bothered by sweat while some do not like its smell.

People avoid talking about excessive sweating but they worry about it every day in their life. To treat hyperhidrosis, Botox is injected on the underarms in a grid-like pattern using small needles. The process has to be repeated every 9 months or based on the severity of hyperhidrosis. Those with severe hyperhidrosis have to be treated every 3 months while other only require the treatment once a year.

Meanwhile, if you do not like pain and needles, a better solution is women’s undershirts made from super soft and breathable fabric. The reversible neckline allows a woman to wear the undershirt as scoop neck or crew neck for extra versatility. It is unnoticeable underneath the clothes.


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