Botox® Armpit Dry
Botox® Armpit Dry
Botox® Armpit Dry is the solution for men and women who suffer from excessive perspiration. Through a few injections of Botox in the armpit, sweat production is normalized. This not only boosts self-confidence but also saves a hefty amount of money on clothing.
What is hyperhidrosis?
Perspiration is a natural and useful process: it helps the body stay at the right temperature. Some people sweat much more, even when it is not hot. They have constantly wet palms, soles of feet or armpits. This excessive sweat production is also known as hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis can have a major impact on daily life. Damp hands can interfere with a person’s ability to socialize and also be a nuisance in certain activities.
People with excessive sweat production under the armpits often have to change shirts or shirts several times a day and often feel insecure because of those visible wet spots. An estimated 500,000 people in the Netherlands suffer from hyperhidrosis. Heredity often plays a role: in 30-50% the condition runs in the family.
What is Botox® Armpit Dry?
Botox® Armpit Dry is a treatment that uses Botox to inhibit sweat production. The active ingredient in Botox is Botulinum Toxin. In medicine, this drug has been used in neurological disorders since 1973. Botox blocks the stimulus transmission from the nerve to the sweat glands. As a result, sweat production decreases. The effect lasts for about six to 12 months. When you notice that sweat production is returning, you can be treated again.
Who is it suitable for?
Botox® Armpit Dry is suitable for women and men who perspire excessively under their armpits. Palms and soles of the feet can also be treated. After treatment, sweating stops for the most part, but not completely. After all, that would not be good for the body. Botox® Armpit Dry is not suitable for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Botox is injected under the skin with a thin needle. Usually about 10 to 15 punctures per side are required. Most people do not find this painful. If necessary, the doctor may apply a numbing cream. To see exactly where to spray, the doctor may do a sweat test. This involves first applying an iodine solution to the skin and then starch. In places where sweat production is high, the starch turns dark. These are the places where the injections are put. Usually, however, such a test is not necessary; the doctor can often see with the naked eye where the sweat drops originate.
A few days after the treatment, the Botox begins to work. After two weeks, the effect on the sweat glands is maximum. This is the time to assess the result of the treatment. You can assess with your doctor during any checkup consultation whether corrective treatment is necessary. Botox® Armpit Dry works for an average of six to 12 months. During this period, sweat production is markedly less. You will find that you no longer have wet spots on your shirt and can shake hands without any problems.
To maintain the results, the treatment can be repeated after six to 12 months. We often treat before summer: one treatment is then enough to stay armpit fresh for a year.