Underarms, Hands & Feet Sweating


Can I Get Botox For My Underarms, Hands & Feet Sweating?

Sweating is a common occurrence. In truth, sweating is required for humans to maintain their body temperature. However, some persons perspire far more than is required. Excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, can have a negative impact on a person's quality of life. It may be humiliating and alienating in social situations, and many people find it distressing. 

Problematic sweating can often be restricted to a single part of the body, such as the underarms or feet, a condition known as focal hyperhidrosis. Excessive sweating over large areas of the body is an example of a more widespread occurrence. The most frequent areas affected by hyperhidrosis are the hands, feet, underarms, groin, and scalp.

Botox, which is commonly used to address aesthetic wrinkles, is also an effective therapy for localized hyperhidrosis. Botulinum toxin injections inhibit the nerve impulses that cause sweating, preventing the sweat glands from generating excessive amounts of perspiration.

The therapy is approved by the FDA for armpits, but it may also be used for the feet, palms, and face off-label. Botox is injected directly into the targeted location, where it inhibits the nerve impulses that activate sweat glands, much like it inhibits the nerve signals that relax and prevent movement in muscles. It's most effective in the armpits, where 50 units are routinely given over 20–25 injections on each side.

Botox is injected superficially using a fine-gauge needle. There should be no more than a few pinpricks of pain. Due to the high number of injections required, our professionals at Face Beautiful may apply numbing cream and/or cold to the region before treatment to decrease discomfort. Patients typically handle the injections well, and the therapy is quite successful. The underarms, in particular, have a positive response. Sweat glands of the hands and feet respond well to Botox injections as well, but since there are more nerve endings on the hands and feet, people find the injections themselves to be a little more unpleasant. Botox for hyperhidrosis may be covered by insurance. After the procedure, there may be some bruising, swelling, or discomfort, although this is usually mild. Patients usually experience improvements within five days, with complete results appearing after two weeks. The effects might last anywhere from three to six months. As the nerves recover, retreatment is usually required in four to six months. Patients can, however, go longer between treatments over time. 

Botox therapy is not recommended for pregnant or lactating women or those with a history of neuromuscular diseases. Because Botox can induce muscular weakening in the hands, we will consult with patients to evaluate whether Botox is the best solution for their job and lifestyle demands. Botox has been a game-changer in the treatment of hyperhidrosis, helping many patients improve their quality of life. It's a fantastic therapy that works wonderfully and leaves people quite satisfied.

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