Is it safe to inject Botox in armpits?

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Are you are also combating heavy armpit sweating? Have you failed to overcome this embarrassing condition even after trying dozens of natural and medicinal therapies? Stop worrying, the researchers have finally succeeded in finding a drug that offers lasting relief from stinking, sweaty armpits, and that too without causing any serious side effects. Any guesses? No, I am not talking about over the counter antiperspirants. No not even iontophoresis. What, surgery? Hell no! Ok, let me divulge the secret, it is Botox armpit injections — the same Botox that is the most in demand cosmetic procedure for facial wrinkles and creases.

Wondering if it is safe or not to inject Botox in armpits? Yes, getting Botox injected in the armpits is as safe as getting it in any other part of body, including head, face, hands and feet. And to make you feel more comfortable about this naturally occurring neurotoxin, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved it for treating excessive sweating in the armpits.

The toxin has proven to be effective in alleviating excessive sweating symptoms in adults. The toxin is administered directly into the skin using hair-thin sterile needles, where it clings itself to the nerve endings, temporarily blocking transmission of chemical signals that make the sweat glands to produce sweat. To minimize the discomfort associated with needle prick, your doctor will apply some topical anesthesia to the treatment area before performing the procedure. Effects of treatment can be seen in a couple of days after first getting the injection and generally last for 6 to eight months.

Note: The effectiveness of procedure and its longevity directly depend on the expertise of the clinician performing the procedure.

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