Port Coquitlam, BC
Axillary Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating localized to the underarm area. While sweating is a normal response in healthy skin to regulate body temperature, people with axillary hyperhidrosis produce more underarm sweat than the body needs to cool itself. It is a condition that affects the well-being of millions of people and in many cases can be very successfully treated with BOTOX®.
BOTOX® is FDA-approved and indicated for severe underarm sweating that is not adequately managed with topical agents. BOTOX® treatment helps control axillary hyperhidrosis by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from nerves that activate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands can’t respond to chemical signals, severe sweating stops.
The underarm is numbed with a topical agent and the area for treatment is marked out. Botox® is then administered through tiny injections at the effected area. Effects of treatment are noticeable within 4 weeks and can last from 6 months to 1 year. Treatment can be repeated as required.