Botox Treatment and Excessive Perspiration – Does it Work?
Botox injections are something generally thought of as being used in beauty treatment. However, it has been used in the treatment for excessive sweating.
It has been used by celebrities to ensure that they do not suffer embarrassing wet patches under their arms when in the public eye – such as at a premier night when walking down the “Red Carpet”. However, it is being recognized as a possible control for excessive sweating.
Botox injections are not a cure for excessive sweating. What has been discovered is that injecting into the underarms can cause relief from over sweating. It usually takes effect after 2 to 4 days. It also eliminates odor while the treatment lasts, another benefit.
However, it does not last! It needs to be repeated every 3 to 12 months in order to sustain the results. There is also concern that the dosage needs to be monitored, too much might not be a good idea. After all, it is a toxin that is injected to prevent the sweat glands from producing sweat. Producing sweat is a natural body response to keep the body cool and prevent over-heating.
It is also not suitable during pregnancy or lactation, and certain illnesses like motor neuron disease make it unsuitable. In these circumstances more natural remedies should be used to control over-sweating.
Basically, as with any non-natural treatment, it should only be used with a doctor’s advice and support. The dosage and frequency are also critical which is why it would need to be regulated very carefully.
It would seem that Botox injections can provide relief but can not cure over sweating. Neither can it be used without a Doctor’s recommendation as it could be harmful.