Armpit sweating is a common problem afflicting over 211 million people in world, regardless of gender, age, race and ethnicity, according to a survey conducted by the International Hyperhidrosis Society. If you are also one of those 211 million hyperhidrosis sufferers then stop fretting. Gone are the days when you had to rub alcohol or apple cider vinegar and likes on your armpits every night to stay dry the next day. Now you have Botox injections, a popular non-invasive procedure that offers instant relief from armpit sweating and that too not for a day or two, but for up to six months.
Botox injections is probably the most effective and the most demanded treatment for sweaty and stinking armpits nowadays. It is equally admired by the patients and the doctors. Patients demand Botox injections because they offer instant relief from relentless armpit sweating, while doctors like it because it is easy to perform and does not take their much time, with the entire procedure completing in 20 to 25 minutes.
The procedure involves performing starch test–to determine whether the patient is actually suffering from axillary hyperhidrosis or not–followed by anesthesia application. The treatment area is then divided into 10 to 15 patches, 1.5 cm apart. Finally a prescribed dose of Botox is injected into each patch using extremely fine needles. Effects of the treatment begin to appear within 48 to 72 hours after first getting the injection, and normally last for 6 to 8 months. However, longevity of effectiveness may vary considerably from one patient to another depending on the severity of problem and the technique used.
Expertise of the surgeon performing the procedure also play a vital role in the effectiveness and safety of this treatment. Getting Botox from a novice or nurse practitioner may lead to potential side effects. So be very careful when selecting a doctor. Make sure the dermatologist or the plastic surgeon you choose is board-certified and has at least 5-year experience of administering Botox.