Dr. Jennifer Walden joined KVUE News to discuss unconventional uses for the wonder-drug Botox.
The cosmetic injectable Botox, routinely used for treating wrinkles of the face, may also be used to treat excessive sweating by using a tiny needle to inject botox under the skin in areas prone to perspiration. Good candidates for this procedure have visited a doctor before to discuss excessive sweating and have exhausted all topical and prescription anti-perspiration medications. The procedure can be done in the doctors office under a topical numbing cream and takes only 10-15 minutes. Results last between six and seven months. With this procedure you no longer need to be afraid about sweating through your clothing, handshaking or public speaking, this wonder-drug effectively stops uncomfortable excessive perspiration. If you have a big event or wedding in the near future and are nervous about sweat stains, Botox might be the perfect option for you!