Normally, sweating is the major mechanism through which the body cools itself. As anyone with sweaty underarms or the palms of your hands knows, that feedback loop isn’t always triggered by heat. In some cases, anxiety, anger, and embarrassment are ways our body gets this feedback loop wrong. If you find that sweating is interfering with your activities, you’re not alone. Nearly 3% of the population shares this condition,
with half of those cases involving the armpits. When you find you can’t control sweating with antiperspirants, you may begin to seek alternatives.
For some individuals, excess sweating (hyperhidrosis) can be an annoyance, while for others it can be a sign of a more serious medical condition. We may recommend a variety of solutions. For patients who are interested in disabling the sweat glands temporarily, we suggest injections of a toxin such as Botox®. A common concern many patients have about Botox is that it might interrupt the body’s natural cooling properties. This is not an issue, as the areas where toxins are injected (around the hairline of the scalp, or under the arms) are not crucial to the body’s cooling mechanism. Botox has few side effects if given in a safe dilution and dose and inhibits the eccrine glands specifically.
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Botox, also known as Botulinum, toxins reduce the sweat. They’re the safest, most reliable treatment we have.