Some people are going to ‘unusual’ lengths to stop summer sweating. They’re putting needles full of toxins straight into their armpits.
Jim Lawson is a guy who sweats a lot in the summer. It doesn’t bother him when he’s out on his bike–he’s an avid rider–but when he’s at work giving a presentation or trying to lure new clients, it’s a different story.
“I get pretty nervous when I’m in a meeting with several people, and it always bothered me that I’d get all sweaty,” said the Dallas insurance salesman.
So every few months, he gets Botox injections in his armpits.
“It definitely helps. I don’t sweat so much,” he said “This just gives me a bit more confidence, I know I’m not going to get sweaty, my shirt won’t look wet.”
It’s a growing trend in Dallas.
People expect to sweat when they’re working out, but they don’t want to sweat in a professional environment. When they’re giving a presentation or have a big meeting at work.
Many male clients don’t call it Botox…they call it Brotox.
Botox is a toxin, and it must be kept cool. It works by blocking the nerve transmitters that cause sweating. A treatment is effective for up to six months.
Botox in the underarm area isn’t a new thing. Doctors have been using this as a tool against excessive sweating for a long time, actually,” said The Dallas Morning News medical expert Dr. Seema Yasmin.
“For some people it can cause swelling, redness, severe itching in the underarm area. And also because Botox paralyzes muscles, it can weaken the muscles in the underarm area,” she said.
Lawson says it’s worth every penny. And after two dozen tiny needle-pricks, he’s as confident closing new clients as he is riding around town.
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Algunas personas van a longitudes ‘inusuales’ para detener la sudoración verano. Están poniendo agujas llenas de toxinas directamente en sus axilas.
Jim Lawson es un tipo que suda mucho en el verano. No le molesta cuando sale en su bicicleta – él es un piloto ávido – pero cuando está en el trabajo de dar una presentación o tratar de atraer a nuevos clientes, es una historia diferente.
“Me pongo muy nervioso cuando estoy en una reunión con varias personas, y siempre me molestó que me ponía todo sudado”, dijo el vendedor de seguros de Dallas.
Así que cada pocos meses, se pone las inyecciones de Botox en las axilas.
“Definitivamente ayuda. Yo no sudo mucho”, dijo “Esto me da un poco más de confianza, sé que no voy a conseguir sudoroso, mi camisa no se verá mojado.”
Es una tendencia creciente en Dallas.
La gente espera a sudar cuando están trabajando, pero que no quieren a sudar en un ambiente profesional. Cuando le están dando una presentación o tener una gran reunión en el trabajo.
Muchos clientes masculinos no lo llaman Botox … lo llaman Brotox.
Botox es una toxina, y debe mantenerse fresco. Funciona mediante el bloqueo de los transmisores nerviosos que causan sudoración. Un tratamiento es efectivo hasta por seis meses.
“Botox en el área de la axila no es una cosa nueva. Los médicos han estado usando esto como una herramienta contra la sudoración excesiva durante mucho tiempo, en realidad”, dijo el experto médico Dallas Morning News el Dr. Seema Yasmin.
“Para algunas personas puede causar hinchazón, enrojecimiento, picazón severa en el área de la axila. Y también porque Botox paraliza los músculos, puede debilitar los músculos en el área de la axila,” dijo ella.
Lawson dice que vale la pena cada centavo. Y después de dos docenas de pequeños piquetes de agujas, que es tan seguro de cerrar nuevos clientes como él está montando alrededor de la ciudad.

What treatment options do I have for excessive underarm sweating?  There are a few at the office of Dr. Bishara and The Paragon Plastic Surgery & Med Spa

Can Botox Treatments Help?
BOTOX® neurotoxin treatment helps control the symptoms of severe underarm sweating when topical medicines do not work well enough by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands don’t receive chemical signals, the severe sweating stops. BOTOX® injections are expected to temporarily stop the production of excessive sweat in the treated areas only. Sweat continues to be produced elsewhere.Where does the sweat go? Your sweat doesn’t go anywhere or get backed up because the sweat simply is not produced in the areas treated with BOTOX®. Remember, the rest of your body is free to produce moisture normally.

How it Works: miraDry is a safe, clinically proven, FDA-cleared solution for significantly reducing underarm sweat. It’s an outpatient procedure performed in our office, and it doesn’t involve any surgical incisions or cuts. miraDry works by delivering precisely controlled electromagnetic energy to the underarm area, eliminating the underarm sweat glands.
Two procedures are typically recommended, 3 months apart, to maximize the quality and duration of results. Each appointment generally lasts about an hour.
miraDry is the only FDA-cleared procedure that provides a lasting reduction of underarm sweat in a completely non-invasive way. Other treatment options, including antiperspirants and toxins, aim to temporarily disable the sweat glands for varying lengths of time – requiring repeat treatments to maintain effectiveness. Other options involve surgery, which poses inherent risks.
Please call our office for more information at (817) 473-2120 on how treatments can help eliminate excessive underarm sweating.