Do you want to stay young forever? Botulinum toxin probably did cross your mind when you heard this question. Botox is popular among aesthetic practitioners because it makes immortality in terms of beauty possible. Yet, who would have thought that botox could cure excessive sweating on your armpits, as well?
Botulinum toxin, or most commonly known as Botox, is a medical procedure done to smoothen facial wrinkles. Armpit Botox is also rampant these days as an alternative medication for excessive perspiration. People with Primary Hyperhidrosis uses this treatment to stop excessive sweating. Armpit Botox has advantages and disadvantages that you might want to consider first, but before anything else: What is hyperhidrosis?
What is Hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition for excessive sweating. Perspiration occurs even after taking a shower or probably upon waking up on rainy days. Do nothing and still perspires! It’s unavoidable for people with hyperhidrosis. There are two classifications of hyperhidrosis, Primary focal if the sweating is the medical condition itself, and secondary generalized if it’s because of another medical condition or a side effect of a medication. Armpit botox could treat hyperhidrosis, but it’s still advisable to try prescription-strength antiperspirant first. It’s more practical! Although we have to look into the severity of the hyperhidrosis. If the antiperspirant could no longer stop or treat excessive sweating, that’s the time when armpit botox could be the only solution. It’s quite expensive, so make sure to prepare yourself financially.
If armpit detoxification aims to naturally get rid of armpit odor, armpit botox, on the other hand, aims to stop excessive perspiration. How does it work? Armpit Botox blocks the nerves responsible for the activation of the sweat gland underarms. It’s activated every time our body temperature rises due to heat or heavy activities. If you have hyperhidrosis, the nerves responsible for your sweat gland are overly active that causes you to sweat more than usual.
If you would like to undergo armpit botox, set an appointment first. You can’t just walk in and tell the doctor to botox your armpit. That’s not how it works! There are some tests to make sure you’re qualified for the procedure. We should never risk our health, shouldn’t we? If you’re already on a bed with a hand raised above your head, the doctor will start the procedure by drawing a diamond shape and dotting points on your armpit. That’s her guide to make sure she would inject the solution right. To ease the pain, your doctor might apply a numbing cream before proceeding but expect it to still sting despite the numbing cream. Don’t worry because that does not indicate harm. The pain is bearable, as well. Other than that, your doctor will use an air machine on you, as well, to ease the area’s sensitivity and make the pain more bearable for you.
There is a 95% patient satisfaction rate, as well, to prove to you the armpit botox’s efficacy. Side effects like bruises and redness might appear after the armpit botox procedure. It’s a normal skin reaction. Don’t expect the botox to work immediately. Wait patiently for a week or two to see the final results. Be reminded, as well, that armpit Botox is not a permanent solution. It’s a temporary effect that only lasts for a year or less. The outcome will not disappoint you either. Even after an hour of exercise, there will be no armpit perspiration which might weird you out at first because you’re not used to it. That’s awesome, I know!
Yet, keep in mind, as well, that the more you exercise or do heavy activities, the more at risk the longevity of your armpit botox is. It’s not harmful, but it will fasten the breakdown of the treatment. It might only last for months if that happens.
If you’re still afraid to try armpit botox, that’s understandable. Needles are scary! I still remember how I cried when I accidentally inject myself a needle while sewing a piece of linen back then. That hurts a lot I almost failed my HE class! Fortunately, there’s numbing cream or air machine before doing the armpit botox procedure to lessen the possible pain along the way.
Advantages of Armpit Botox
These are the advantages of armpit botox that might encourage you more to try the treatment:
Safety. Safety is our top concern every time we undergo a procedure new to us. Would it be safe? Fortunately, armpit botox has no negative effects on the body other than its common side effects. There’s nothing to worry about because it’s FDA approved!
Duration of the Procedure. Unlike prescription-strength antiperspirant, armpit botox only takes 10-40 minutes of your time. You do not have to do this every night, as well, because the treatment is good for a year or less. Hassle-free, right?
Reliability. Millions of people all over the world do this every year, and that does not exclude celebrities and other well-known influencers. Armpit Botox is that reliable!
Guaranteed Result. This is the only beauty treatment that has a 95% patient satisfaction rate with minimal side effects.
Non-invasive. After the procedure, there will be no visible scars or marks on the armpits.
Disadvantages of Armpit Botox
These are the disadvantages of armpit botox that might discourage you more to try the treatment:
Cost. Armpit Botox is expensive! It screams financial instability after the procedure. If you have primary hyperhidrosis and you would like to treat it with armpit botox, consider the cost of the treatment first. Prepare yourself not just emotionally, physically, or mentally, but financially, as well. In the USA, the treatment varies from $1000 to $1500. That’s a lot of money! (but it’s worth it if you’ll ask me.)
Short Duration of the Effect. If we are going to weigh the cost of armpit botox and its effectiveness duration, we might think it’s just a waste of money. It will only last for less than a year, usually takes only six months after the procedure. That’s not long enough to compensate with the thousand of dollars paid for the armpit botox.
Botulinum Toxin Resistance. Armpit Botox is probably safe for many people, but not for everyone. Botox Resistance is a rare condition, so there’s really nothing to worry about. Besides, this is one of the reasons, as well, why doctors perform a preliminary test first before proceeding to the actual armpit botox treatment.
Preliminary Diagnosis. Examinations are disadvantages because that means you have to pay again, but it’s understandable because it’s essential to take pre-examination first to avoid unexpected complications after the procedure.
Do not shave your armpit hair first before the actual armpit botox treatment.
If you’re taking blood thinners, your doctor might ask you to stop for a while to prevent possible bruises.
Side effects like bruises, redness, headache, and flu-like symptoms are normal reactions after a botox treatment.
Muscle weakness, eyesight problems, difficulty breathing, and loss of bladder control are rare side effects that might last for days or weeks.
Wearing a white or a gray shirt is a struggle if you have hyperhidrosis or excessive perspiration. This condition sometimes leads to psychological problems out of embarrassment and insecurities. If you have secondary hyperhidrosis due to other medical conditions or side effects of a medication, there’s no immediate need for an armpit botox. Prescription-strength antiperspirant is advisable. On the other hand, If you have primary hyperhidrosis, you might consider armpit botox if you’re financially ready. There are insurances, as well, that covers armpit botox, which you might find helpful. Whatever your choice is, always remember that your armpits matter, so always take good care of it!