About excessive sweating in the palms and under the arms

Excess underarm sweating is sometimes identified as a condition called hyperhidrosis. An individual with this condition will perspire more so than the body needs. If you have this and it is not due to any underlying causes such as drug reactions or stress, it is possible to moderate the problem with the same technology used to reduce wrinkles on the face.

Botox injections work by stopping the nerve signal to the sweat glands in the area it is injected into. It is a simple technique that can save the embarrassment and inconvenience of living with excessive perspiration.

How the treatment works

Botox® is an inexpensive, non-surgical, treatment. The Botox product is injected under the surface of the skin in a simple, painless procedure. Like any medication however it should be administered carefully by a physician. One of it's great benefits is no recovery time is needed, so you can go back to your regular activities without missing a step. This treatment may be deducted from your income tax or be covered by an employee extended health plan.

The results

Within a few days of a treatment you will notice that you will be perspiring less. Because Botox is a non-surgical treatment option, the effects are not permanent but will last about a year. Results will vary depending on the individual.

How many treatments will I need?

Your doctor will work with you in designing a treatment schedule for optimal results. If you decide to discontinue your Botox treatments, you will notice a reemergence of the condition over time.

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