Are you feeling distressed by excessive sweating in the genital area? Maybe it is causing you to avoid certain intimate situations because it hinders your ability to feel attractive, or you might even be avoiding wearing certain swimsuits or underwear. Some individuals might even skip going to the gym or working out in front of others because of how bad the sweating can get. If that sounds like an issue you are facing, there is good news: there is a treatment that can reduce or even eliminate this concern, allowing you to feel like yourself again.
What is Botox for Genital Sweating?
When you think of Botox, you probably picture getting the injections in your face and forehead in order to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. However, did you also know that Botox can be used to help treat an embarrassing condition known as hyperhidrosis? Hyperhidrosis is a condition that is also known as excessive sweating, and many people are getting treated for excessive sweating in places such as their hands, face, and underarms. Luckily for those who are suffering from genital sweating, Botox is becoming more and more popular to put a halt to this disconcerting issue that can affect anyone – both men and women.
What Makes Genital Sweating an Issue?
Men and women of all ages and body types may suffer from excessive sweating in the genital area. The genital area, or the triangular shaped area that makes up the groin, is an area that is frequently constricted by skin and fat tissue of the thighs and belly. This can cause the skin to rub against more skin, producing sweat. Of course, warmer weather can make this concern worse, causing moisture to build up and intensify. This can lead to odors, visible stains, and self-esteem issues.
Genital Sweating and Infections
Excessive genital sweating can actually cause yeast infections. Because of the constant moisture from sweating and the warm environment, yeast can grow at a higher rate, causing repeated infections. It can also cause fungal infections. Both of these types of infections need treatment to be resolved.
What is the Treatment for Genital Sweating?
Hyperhidrosis in the groin area, or genital sweating, is easily treated by doctors through Botox injections. These injections can be helpful to reduce the sweating in the groin area. While Botox is common for sweating in other areas, it is growing in popularity for treating sweating in this area, as well.
How is it Done?
Botox in the groin area is similar to treatments in the underarm area or other places you may get Botox injections. A series of injections is administered into the groin area. Since this area is not as sensitive as the face or underarms, no numbing agent is needed. Additionally, the needles are not placed into the muscle in the area, so the discomfort felt is very minimal. In fact, it is even less bothersome than having the injections done in other areas of the body, such as the face.
Is Botox for Genital Sweating Safe?
Many individuals may have concern over whether or not it is safe to use Botox as a way to treat genital sweating. However, you can rest assured that the procedure poses little risk, and since the needles do not touch the muscle tissue in the area, the muscles are not “paralyzed,” as they are when used in other areas, such as the face. There is very little risk with Botox for genital sweating. There are some side effects, such as a slight bruising or redness where the injections were administered, but they typically resolved within a few days. There is no downtime, so you can get back to your daily activities as soon as your treatment is finished.
How Long Does the Treatment Last?
The treatment for genital sweating using Botox lasts around around the same amount of time as the Botox that is used to treat hyperhidrosis in areas such as the underarms – about six months. It is recommended to get a round of injections around every four to six months to ensure continuous results.
Botox for Genital Sweating
If you are interested in learning more about the use of Botox to treat genital sweating, or to find out if you could be a good candidate for this procedure, call the office of Dr. Ghozland today at (310)393-9359, or connect with us online! Dr. Ghozland and his wonderful staff would love to help you or get you an appointment scheduled!