BOTOX® for Hyperhidrosis (Sweating)
Service Type: In Office
Sweating is normal and healthy but for some people, excessive perspiration can interfere with daily activities and cause undue stress. Severe underarm sweating, also known as severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis, is a condition in which the body sweats more than what is necessary to regulate one's body temperature.
Over-the-counter and prescription antiperspirants are usually effective for people with severe underarm sweating. However, if you change your clothes frequently, add absorbent materials under your clothing or avoid certain fabrics or clothing styles due to sweating, you should talk to a doctor about your concerns.
BOTOX® is injected into the skin to treat the symptoms of severe underarm sweating (severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis) when medicines used on the skin (topical) do not work well enough in people 18 years and older. It is not known whether BOTOX® is safe or effective for severe sweating anywhere other than your armpits.