Botox and Neuromodulators for Sweating

Thought Botox was just for wrinkles? Think again. When Botox is directly injected into an area that profusely sweats, the overactive nerves relax and are virtually paralyzed. When your nerves can’t signal your sweat glands, you don’t sweat. Who knew the same product could be so revolutionary for both wrinkles and sweating? 

What Areas Can be Treated?

  • Armpits
  • Hands
  • Feet
  • Back
  • Head
  • Face
  • Nose
  • Chest  
  • Groin
  • Under the breasts

Excessive Sweating: What to Do About Those Sweaty Armpits

Okay, so no one likes to talk about it, but it’s a problem that many people — in fact, about 15.3 million people in the U.S. alone — have to deal with.

We’re talking about sweaty armpits. Not just the expected sweating that happens when you exercise or get hot. That’s just your body’s natural way to cool itself.

We’re talking about sweating through your clothes regularly when you’re just going about your day. The type of sweating that dictates your fashion choices and has you wearing black shirts all the time. The kind of sweating that can make a person feel constantly self-conscious. This is known as hyperhidrosis: excessive sweating. And regular antiperspirants don’t work for this condition.

How Neuromodulators Work for Sweating

How does a treatment that’s known for reducing forehead wrinkles affect sweating?

Botox and its counterpart, Dysport®, are neuromodulators. Neuromodulators are usually injected to relax the muscles that create wrinkles. For sweating, Botox is used to inhibit the secretion of the chemical that activates sweat glands. Botox works by blocking the nerves responsible. These nerves that signal the sweat glands are overactive in a person with hyperhidrosis.

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What to Expect During Treatment

During the procedure, Dr. Ramirez Gavidia will inject 50 units of Botox into each armpit. The more units of neuromodulator injected, the longer the sweat-free effects usually last.

It’s important to note that Botox only prevents sweating in the area where it’s injected, but it can be used to reduce sweating in other areas as well (such as the hands and feet).

Bonus: the more regular and consistent you are with your treatments, the longer the Botox (and being sweat-free) lasts. For most patients, sweating is improved 2-4 days following treatment, with the best results in two weeks.s today. 

Why Choose Dr. Ramirez Gavidia?

Neuromodulators such as Botox are the most innovative and effective way to treat severe underarm sweating. If you’re ready to gain confidence and stop embarrassing underarm sweat from ruling your life, embrace a new solution and forget about stressing about your sweat! Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. J. Roberto Ramirez Gavidia is excited and pleased to offer this treatment at his Nashville practice, RG Plastic Surgery. He is considered by many to be the top aesthetic doctor in the area, and he is set apart by his artistry, unique holistic philosophy, technique, and most importantly, his results. Dr. Ramirez Gavidia works in a holistic manner, always combining procedures to achieve a comprehensive and balanced result for overall improvement. To learn more about his services, we invite you to contact us today.

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