Treatment of Excessive Sweating with Botox – Frequently Asked Questions

Brian S. Glatt, MD, FACS, of Premier Plastic Surgery Center of New Jersey in Morristown, NJ answers FAQ’s about treatment for excessive sweating.

  • What causes excessive underarm sweating?

Excessive underarm sweating (axillary hyperhydrosis) is caused by the overstimulation of sweat glands by certain nerves in your body.

  • I have tried various kinds of deodorants, but nothing alleviates this problem.  It’s so embarrassing – is there anything else I can do?

Botox is a very effective treatment for cases that do not respond to the usual topical applications.  Patients report being completely dry within days after treatment!

  • Do the Botox injections hurt?

The full treatment consists of multiple tiny injections within the armpits.  These injections can barely be felt and most people hardly notice it is being done.  If you are concerned about potential discomfort, Dr. Glatt can apply numbing cream to the area prior to the treatments.

  • Is this treatment safe – and how effective is it?

Yes, Botox treatment for excessive underarm sweating is safe.  In fact, this treatment is FDA approved for this purpose.  Treatment is fast and effective and most patients have significantly less underarm sweating within two days of their treatment, and the results typically last six to nine months!

For more information about how Dr. Glatt can help treat areas of excessive sweating with Botox, contact Premier Plastic Surgery Center of New Jersey.  Call now and take advantage of a $50.00 rebate (good through 9/30/10) from Allergan, the makers of BOTOX® Cosmetic.

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