Why celebrities are trying out armpit Botox

Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen recently made a splash online when she uploaded a video to Instagram showing her getting Botox injected into her armpits.

In the clip, the TV personality insisted the procedure was the “best move” she had ever made and raved that she can finally “wear silk again”.

So, who exactly is a candidate for armpit Botox? Dr. Sanjay Trikha, founder of Trikwan Aesthetics Harley Street, would consider offering it to patients who have hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, with the disorder usually impacting underarms, palms or soles of the feet.

“There is a large spectrum of individuals who get treated for this type of issue. Office workers, sports players, people who frequently appear in front of camera, and even brides, are very common patients we see,” he told us. “Many who suffer from hyperhidrosis sweat excessively regardless of what would otherwise be called normal triggers for sweating, such as heat, exercise or clothing. For this type of patient, Botox injections are a fantastic solution.”

This procedure requires multiple tiny injections in the underarm, with each side taking a minute or so. The Botox should mean six months of heavily reduced sweating.

And while side effects are minimal, it is important to abide by all aftercare advice.

“For example, one should avoid deodorant on the area immediately after treatment to reduce the risk of inflammation and infection. Beyond mild bruising, there are minimal side effects with this treatment. This should be discussed in depth during a consultation to give you a full picture,” added Dr. Trikha.

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