Botox for Underarm Sweat
Most everyone has heard of Botox being used for cosmetic purposes. However, it has additional uses that can benefit your health. One of them is to treat excessive underarm sweat, also known as hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis is an embarrassing medical condition that can have adverse effects on your personal and professional life. Ordinary deodorants and antiperspirants are ineffective at keeping your underarms dry because the sweat glands are overactive.
What is Botox?
Botox, also known as Botulinum toxin, is an injectable drug that temporarily freezes muscles in the area being treated. The treatment was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2004. It can be used to treat both primary focal hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating that is not caused by another medical condition, or secondary generalized hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating caused by a medical condition or medication. Botox can reduce the amount of sweat produced under the arms, as well as in the hands, feet, face, scalp and other areas. The substance temporarily halts the chemical release that leads to excessive sweating in the sweat glands.