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Can botox be a first-line treatment to reduce excessive sweating?

first-line treatment to reduce excessive sweating

Can botox reduce excessive sweating

We can therefore do botox injections to reduce sweating without any particular medical indication.

There are people who do not sweat a lot but who are self-conscious, people who absolutely want to avoid having a pearly forehead or halos under their arms during professional meetings.

This is a treatment that is therefore rather seasonal and for which we have more requests in the summer.The demand comes more from men than women.

Botox injections

Botox injections are effective after about 3 days and for about 4 to 8 months depending on the patient. Often the first injections are a little less effective then over time, the results last longer.

It is necessary to give injections regularly, as for wrinkles.For a person with classic sweating, blocking this sweating is not dangerous, and there are no side effects.

On the other hand, when it comes to hyperhidrosis, we realized that when we blocked the sweating in one place, we could have paradoxical sweating in another place.

The session to treat the armpits or the hands takes about 20 minutes and can be a bit painful.We can also consider botox to reduce sweat on the forehead.

Botox contraindications

There are, however, contraindications to botox such as pregnancy, breastfeeding, neuromuscular and degenerative diseases, and autoimmune diseases.