Excessive Sweaty Arm Pits? Think Botox!

Plastic Surgeon serving Lutherville Timonium, Baltimore & Columbia areas of Maryland

Are you a victim of excessive sweating under your arm? Well you're not alone. There are over a million people a year who suffer from the same thing. The medical term for this is hyperhidrosis. Seating is a part of the natural mechanism for our bodies to cool down. However, hyperhidrosis can cause physical discomfort, not to mention the effect it has on the self-esteem. When sweat penetrates the clothing and body odor is present, it can be embarrassing.

Hyperhidrosis be treated by Botox, a toxin produced from Clostridium Botulinum. Dr. Basner uses Botox for cosmetic purposes such as minimizing and removing wrinkles on the face, to define the jaw line and lift a droopy neck. Botox is normally available in powdered form and blended with a liquid. The surgeon decides the most appropriate place in the patient's body to get the most desirable results for the injection.

When Botox is used to treat hyperhidrosis (underarm sweating), some patients may need Botox doses every 6 to 8 weeks. Every patient is different and treatments will depend on the size of the armpit. The average amount of Botox used is anywhere between 80 and 150 units. Costs can vary patient to patient, if you have health insurance coverage, if Botox treatment is covered, it is generally after you have attempted at least one other alterative cure without success. The business office here at The Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland will be more than glad to check your insurance coverage for you.

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved the use of Botox in the 1980's. There is no age-bar for Botox and side effects that have been notes is temporary bruising and headaches, both of which pass in twenty-four to forty-eight hours.

The most important point to make is that Botox does not lead to any kind of allergies in humans. Botox injections can last from as little four to six months to as long as one year, again each patient is different. Your wrinkles will appear less intense with time as muscles learn to relax. For patients considering Botox treatments, if you are breastfeeding or pregnant, consult with your doctor first, same is said for neurological patients.

Don’t wear jackets all year long to hide those wet spots under your arms! Call The Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland today for a consultation with. Dr. Adam Basner.