When is sweat too much sweat?
For some people, sweating can go into overdrive. Severe underarm sweating, also known as severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis, is a condition in which the body sweats more than it has to in order to regulate body temperature. The severity of the condition is based on the extent it interferes with your daily activities.
Sweat is good! (Most of the time)
Sweating is normal and healthy. In fact, your body has between 2 million and 4 million sweat glands. When your body heats up, these glands release sweat to help cool you down.
What’s considered “normal” sweating?
There is no “normal”! Some people just naturally sweat more than others, so try not to compare yourself with other people.
Do you sweat “too much”?
If you do any of the following to cope with sweating, talk to the doctor about severe underarm sweating:
- Change your clothes frequently
- Put absorbent materials under clothing
- Avoid certain fabrics or clothing styles
- Seek medical attention and treatment
How does BOTOX® work?
BOTOX® temporarily blocks the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate sweat glands. When the sweat glands don’t receive chemical signals, severe sweating is reduced.
Where does the sweat go?
Sweat doesn’t go anywhere or get backed up because it’s simply not produced in the areas treated with BOTOX®. Sweat will continue to be produced elsewhere.
Drier underarms with 1 treatment.
The physician will make 10 to 15 small injections into the affected underarm area through a very fine needle. You should notice a significant reduction in underarm sweating within 4 weeks of your first treatment.
Results that last.
You can experience drier underarms for up to 201 days or 6.7 months. Individual results may vary.
When is it time for another treatment?
Keep in mind that BOTOX® is not a cure for severe underarm sweating. Your symptoms will return gradually, and you’ll know when the time is right for another treatment.