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Is Botox for your under arms dangerous?

Dr. Dean Kane Q & A Q. Is Botox for your under arms dangerous? A. ​Botox (and its “cousins” Dysport and Xeomin) performs many functions other than relaxing muscle fibers and thereby decreasing folds and wrinkles of the face. ​ ​Botox blocks the release of a chemical called acetylcholine from a nerve ending. If the acetylcholine never arrives to the muscle fiber, the muscle will not contract. ​ ​Botox is also FDA indicated through the same blocking mechanism to prohibit the release of sweat in the glands under the arms. Once injected it may take a week or 2 to act and typically reduces sweating for 6 months or longer. ​ ​The proper injection of Botox is an advanced technique. While the safety is excellent, it is an expensive drug / procedure.  Please consult with a talented and Board Certified Plastic Surgeon or Dermatologist who know how to properly evaluate and treat hyperhidrosis or excess sweating. ​ ​The use and indications of Botox is vast and very interesting. You may wish to explore this remarkable drug further using: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Botulinum_toxin . ​ ​Good luck and success with your desires.
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