Botox for Sweating Sherman Oaks

Have you ever found yourself afraid to raise your arms in normal situations because others may see your underarm sweat stains? Do you hesitate to buy new clothes because they might be ruined by your underarm sweat? Do you constantly worry that someone will notice your sweat stains? Do you find yourself changing clothes often, or putting absorbent materials under your clothing to prevent sweat stains from showing? Most people can control this mild to moderate sweating with over the counter antiperspirants, but for some the sweating is so excessive that it interferes with their daily activities. This causes physical as well as psychological problems, such as social isolation and emotional trauma.

Axillary Hyperhidrosis (PAH)

Primary Axillary Hyperhidrosis (PAH) is the medical term used to describe the condition of severe excessive underarm sweating. Simply put, PAH is a condition that involves overactive sweat glands. Most people who suffer from excessive underarm sweating have often tried numerous different clinical strength antiperspirants and topical medications to treat their excessive sweating with poor results.

In 2004, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved BOTOX® for the treatment of severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis in patients unable to find relief using antiperspirants or other clinical strength topical medicines. Treatment with Botox helps control the symptoms of severe sweating by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands don’t receive chemical signals, they stop producing sweat. Botox injections are expected to temporarily stop the production of excessive sweat in the treated areas only. Sweat continues to be produced elsewhere. Your pores do not get clogged and the sweat does not get backed up. The rest of your body continues to produce moisture normally.

 

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In 2004, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved BOTOX® for the treatment of severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis in patients unable to find relief using antiperspirants or other clinical strength topical medicines. Treatment with Botox helps control the symptoms of severe sweating by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands don’t receive chemical signals, they stop producing sweat. Botox injections are expected to temporarily stop the production of excessive sweat in the treated areas only. Sweat continues to be produced elsewhere. Your pores do not get clogged and the sweat does not get backed up. The rest of your body continues to produce moisture normally.

It is important to remember, however, that treatment with Botox® for severe excessive sweating is not a cure; your symptoms will return gradually, and you will need further treatments in 4-7 months.

If you believe you are suffering from severe excessive sweating that is significantly interfering with your daily activities, contact the Z Center for Cosmetic Health to see if Botox treatment could be right for you.