Severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis affects both men and women. Despite its impact on certain daily activities, many people don’t seek treatment. Sadly, this is because they don’t realize that their excessive underarm sweating is a medical condition and that it can be treated. Anyone, including men, should talk to our doctor to see if BOTOX® is an option to treat the symptoms of severe underarm sweating when topical medicines do not work well enough.
BOTOX® neurotoxin treatment helps control the symptoms of severe underarm sweating when topical medicines do not work well enough by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands don’t receive chemical signals, the severe sweating stops. BOTOX® injections are expected to temporarily stop the production of excessive sweat in the treated areas only. Sweat continues to be produced elsewhere.
Your sweat doesn’t go anywhere or get backed up because the sweat simply is not produced in the areas treated with BOTOX®. Remember, the rest of your body is free to produce moisture normally.
Keep in mind that BOTOX® treatment is not appropriate for all sufferers. You and your doctor will make the determination if it’s right for you. During the procedure at the doctor’s office, a small amount of BOTOX® is injected into the affected underarm area through a very fine needle.
About 15 injections are made to the underarm area.
The actual procedure takes about 10 to 15 minutes and lasts up to 201 days or 6.7 months.