Botox: A Sweaty Summer Solution

The summer sun has New Yorkers, and quite frankly the rest of the planet, feeling hot and sweaty. The blistering heatwaves have our sweat glands working overtime to keep us cool, leaving us feeling sticky and a bit on the smelly side. The New York City heat and humidity led Barrett Wertz from to search for a solution besides antiperspirants and his search led him to Dr. Lara Devgans’s office. Barrett wrote an article on how he took matters into his own hands by getting a Botox treatment to help curb his summer sweating.

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Dr. Devgan injected Botox into Barret Wertz’s armpits to stop his sweat glands from producing excessive sweat. Botulinum toxin, or botox, is FDA approved to treat the symptoms of severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis. “Similar to Band Aid, Kleenex, Q-Tip and Jell-O, Botox is a brand that has become a genericized term for a specific botulinum toxin and whereas the most popular brand is Botox, there are others to choose from. ‘For this procedure, [your doctor can use] Botox, Dysport, Xeomin or Jeuveau,’ Devgan explains. ‘There are four neuromodulators that are FDA approved in the United States. They all work, essentially, interchangeably, so they can all be used for this purpose.’”

Although men may not be as forthcoming with disclosing their neuromodulator treatments, Dr. Devgan states that there has been a huge upsurge in “Wall Street type of guys” receiving these treatments. Nevertheless, Wall Street or not, the practice of receiving Botox treatments can be accessible to anyone through proper health research and in the words of Barrett Wertz “It really is a win in the fight against funky pits.”

Read the full article here.