Is excessive sweating in the armpits affecting your social and professional life? You are not alone! According to International Hyperhidrosis Society more than 3 percent of the world’s population is combating excessive sweating in one or more parts of the body, and most of the times it’s the armpits. After underarms, palms of hands and soles of feet are the two body parts to that sweat heavily.
Nevertheless, the good news is that gone are the days when people used to keep a couple of spare shirts in their bags to deal with the embarrassment of always extending sweat circles in the armpits. Today you have over the counter as well as prescribed antiperspirants that can mask up sweat for quite some time, ranging from a couple of hours to whole day. Oral medications also offer significant relief from this embarrassing problem.
However, if you are looking for a treatment that offers lasting relief from symptoms of heavy underarm sweating then you probably have two choices; first one is surgical in which a nerve in the abdomen is severed to give the patient permanent relief from sweating, whereas the other one involves injecting Botox in the affected area to block transmission of nerve impulses that activate sweat glands.
Though the surgical procedure gives a permanent solution to the problem, as compared to Botox treatment, which alleviated armpit sweating symptoms for 6 to 8 months, the former can also cause permanent side effects, and this is where the latter gets an edge. Botox for sweating armpits is one of the safest procedures and rarely causes any serious side effects. The most common issues often reported by the individuals include slight swelling or bruising at the injection site. But it is not a serious issue as the swelling subsides at its own in a few hours.