Do you suffer from excessive underarm sweating? This disorder called axillary hyperhidrosis, which is present in 2 to 3% of Americans, causes embarrassment in both business and social situations. While heat and stress may contribute to hyperhidrosis, many with this disorder suffer from excessive underarm sweating regardless of the temperature or their stress level. Did you know that a simple treatment with Botox can alleviate this condition? The administration of Botox temporarily interrupts the chemical signals from nerves that stimulate the sweat glands, stopping excessive sweating. While sweating is a necessary body function for temperature-control, the glands in the underarms comprise less than 2% of the body’s total sweat glands. Treatment of the underarm glands has no effect on the body’s temperature control. Administration of this FDA approved Botox treatment requires little time, with no downtime or restrictions after treatment. Within 48 hours of treatment there is a substantial reduction in underarm sweating, with the effects of treatment lasting 9 to 12 months.
To discuss treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis call the office of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Brian S. Glatt, MD, FACS at 973-889-9300 to schedule an appointment.