January 31st, 2012 by Dr. Jean Carruthers
Do You Suffer from Excessive Underarm Sweating?
It happens all the time: you’re at a conference, a business meeting or a social event and the person addressing the room raises their arm…
If this has ever happened to you, don’t be alarmed or embarrassed. Nearly 90% of the population suffers from some type of excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) with either their armpits, their hands or feet. Many don’t even realize they’re suffering from such a common condition.
There are several ways to treat excessive sweating and a consultation with your family doctor should be the first step. But, if you have already tried topical agents and underarm sweating is still significantly interfering with your daily activities, you may be a candidate for BOTOX treatment.
BOTOX Treatments for Excessive Sweating
BOTOX is FDA-approved for severe underarm sweating that is not adequately managed with topical agents. A BOTOX treatment helps control this condition 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.
You should notice a significant reduction in underarm sweating within 4 weeks of your first treatment. There is a possibility that some sweat glands may be missed, and you may continue to experience some sweating from the untreated areas. If you do not see a significant reduction in sweating, you should contact your healthcare provider and request a follow-up consultation.
If you would like more information about BOTOX treatments for excessive sweating of the armpits, hands or feet please give our Vancouver clinic a call to book your appointment or browse our website for more information on how BOTOX can help.