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Sweat No More

Published May 26th, 2015

It's hotter than all Hades outside: 90 degrees out!  How many of us have ruined shirts because of excessive sweating under arms?  Does your outfit choice depend on which shirt is going to show the stains least?

When antiperspirants and topical products don't do enough to curb the sweating, it's time to visit the dermatologist to discuss Botox.  Yes, the line smoothing treatment is FDA-approved to treat axillary hyperhidrosis, or excessive underarm sweating.  Botox works by blocking the release of a chemical called acetylcholine from the nerve, which is involved in sweating.  It is also used off-label (not FDA-approved) to treat sweating of the hands and feet.     

The treatment is simple and very well tolerated: numbing cream is applied to the underarms, and Dr. Bilu Martin injects Botox with a very tiny needle.  It takes a week for results, which then last about 6 months. 

Raise your arms and cheer- without worrying about sweat spots! 

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