Excessive underarm sweating is not only embarrassing, but also very uncomfortable. This condition is called Axillary Hyperhidrosis and it can have a terrible effect on a person’s self esteem, creating emotional and psychological problems.
Usually, excessive underarm sweating is managed with topical products: anti-perspirants an deodorants. If the common over-the-counter products are not working, a specialist can prescribe a more powerful clinical strength anti-perspirant. Unfortunately, for some people, this is not enough.
Few people know other uses of the botulinum toxin, other than the derma-cosmetic ones. In fact, Botox is successfully used to manage Axillary Hyperhidrosis.
When Botox is injected in the underarm it drastically reduce sweating. Several studies show patients achieved more than 50% reduction. The substance temporarily blocks the chemical signals that stimulate sweat glands. By not receiving chemical signals, the body stops producing sweat in the treated area.
Of course, sweating is a normal physiological process, but the rest of the body is free to produce sweat. However, by treating your underarms with the substance you will get rid of the embarrassing sweat stains and smells that can ruin your day.
According to the studies conducted the effect last from 7 months up to 2 years.
Unfortunately, for cases that are very severe, the condition can be treated only through surgery.