Botox is FDA approved for the treatment of underarm hyperhidrosis, a.k.a. excessive sweating. This is a different problem than the sweat produced from being overheated. Stress, fear, and anxiety triggers the apocrine glands, found only in certain areas of the body (such as under the arms). Botox neurotoxin is injected into the affected areas to help control this condition by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands don’t receive chemical signals, the severe sweating stops. Your sweat doesn’t go anywhere or get backed up because the sweat production is simply decreased in the areas treated with Botox. The rest of your body is free to perspire normally.
Excessive sweating under the arms affects both men and women. Despite its impact on certain daily activities, many people don’t seek treatment. Unfortunately, this is because they don’t realize that their excessive underarm sweating is a condition that can be related. Anyone, including men, should talk to a dermatologist to see if Botox in Chicago is an option when topical antiperspirants fail to work.
Not all Chicago dermatologists specialize in Botox injections. Dr. Pinski is an expert injector of Botox in Chicago not just for wrinkles, but also for hyperhidrosis. The treatment is quick and there is no downtime. On average, results last 6 months. Call today to schedule your dermatology Chicago consultation and find out if Botox for hyperhidrosis is right for you. To schedule your hyperhidrosis consultation with one of Dermatologists please call our Chicago location at 312-263-4625 or our Bourbonnais location at 815-933-2227.