Severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis, or severe underarm sweating, is a medical condition that involves hyperactive sweat glands. Sweat is the body’s temperature regulator. In severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis, sweating significantly exceeds the body’s normal requirements. Excessive underarm sweating often goes undiagnosed, misdiagnosed and untreated due to lack of awareness.
Botox is indicated for the treatment of severe underarm sweating that is inadequately managed with topical agents. Botox treatment helps control this condition by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. The effects of Botox in treating this condition can last 9-12 months. It is not a cure; your symptoms will return gradually, and you will know when the time is right for another treatment.