Axillary hyperhidrosis, commonly known as excessive underarm sweating, is a daily struggle and embarrassing problem for many people that may affect every aspect of daily life. People who suffer from it often struggle with daily outbreaks, ruined clothes, and even challenging social situations. To find an underlying medical condition, other medical tests may be necessary.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved BOTOX injections for the treatment of excess underarm sweating, which are performed when antiperspirants or oral pills (anti-cholinergics) are not sufficient.
BOTOX injections offer a quick, non-invasive, significant and lasting reduction of underarm sweat for 4 – 7 months, or even longer in some cases. BOTOX injections are also performed for excessive sweating on palms and soles.
The injections temporary block a chemical in the body that stimulates the sweat glands. Most patients notice results 4 to 5 days after receiving treatment. Reduced sweating lasts about 4 to 7 months — and sometimes longer. When the excessive sweating returns, you can be retreated.
Tiny amounts of BOTOX are injected in many areas of the underarms, palms or soles under topical or local anesthesia. When performed properly, there is little pain or discomfort, and can return to your normal activities immediately.