Under Arm Sweating
For many, Botox® is the answer for treating Hyperhidrosis
Excessive perspiration is a condition that plagues many people, particularly underarm sweating. For those who have tried prescription anti-perspirants without success, it is not uncommon to feel hopeless. Fortunately, Botox Cosmetic is a very effective solution for treating hyperhidrosis.
Botox, when injected into the targeted areas of the underarm through tiny needles, goes to work on Hyperhidrosis in a similar manner to the way it remove wrinkles. By effectively blocking key nerve endings, Botox can inactivate sweat glands and reduce excessive armpit sweating by more than 50%.
What happens in this procedure?
Initially, our nurse injector will talk with you about what your concerns are and where you experience the majority of your sweating. Next, the area is typically brushed with iodine and then with cornstarch powder. The iodine and cornstarch combine to reveal purple “dots” that allow our nurse injector to see where your overactive sweat glands are (She then knows exactly where to place the injections.)
The injections are done with a very tiny needle, and, unlike the muscle injections for wrinkle prevention, these injections will just go right under the skin. The Botox will spread out in the area, disabling the sweat glands. The number of injections, the amount of time required, and the amount of Botox needed will depend on the size of the area being treated. It typically takes about 30 minutes to treat both underarms. Again, our injector nurse can give you a very good idea of what to expect.
What does Botox for Hyperhidrosis cost?
Although it depends on how much is needed, the standard cost for this treatment is about $1,100.00. This procedure may be covered by your insurance, and/or your employer’s flexible spending program, or Health Savings Account. Although Renewal MD does not take insurance directly, we are happy to provide you with the insurance codes necessary to submit to your insurance carrier.
“I suffered most of my adult life with excessive sweating in my armpits. I avoided wearing certain fabrics because of the staining, which would start almost immediately. I tried to avoid raising my arms for fear my armpit stains would show. This treatment was like a miracle for me. Within a week, the sweating stopped and for the first time, I could finally feel confident and not worry about embarrassing stains. I’m so grateful Renewal MD offers this treatment.”