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Is Botox a "revolutionary" treatment for excessive sweating?

Related Topics: Hyperhidrosis
 

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Commonly thought of as a wrinkle treatment, Botox has "revolutionized" sweating treatment because it is so effective and can treat almost any area of the body, says dermatologist Dee Anna Glaser, MD, of Saint Louis University. More people who do not suffer from hyperhidrosis are starting to use Botox cosmetically.

Botox is only a temporary solution, however, and injections must be repeated about once every six months. And even though the FDA has approved Botox for use under the arms, some insurance companies do not cover it.

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