BOTOX® is FDA-approved for severe underarm sweating when topical agents don’t work. BOTOX® treatment helps control this condition by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands don’t receive chemical signals, the severe sweating stops.
How effective is BOTOX® treatment?
BOTOX® treatment is very effective. One clinical study involved 322 patients with severe underarm sweating.
• 57 out of 104 BOTOX® treated patients (55%) achieved an effective response-compared to only 6 out of 108 treated without BOTOX® (6%).
• 84 out of 104 BOTOX® treated patients (81%) achieved a greater than 50% reduction in sweating-compared to only 44 out of 108 treated without BOTOX® (41%).
What is treatment with BOTOX® like?
The procedure is relatively straightforward. A small volume of BOTOX® solution is injected into the affected underarm area through a very fine needle. The needle is placed just under the skin, so you may experience some injection-related discomfort. You will receive multiple injections based on your doctor’s assessment of the area that needs to be treated.
What should I expect after I have received BOTOX® treatment?
You should notice a significant reduction in underarm sweating within four weeks of your first treatment. There is a possibility that some sweat glands may be missed, and you may continue to experience some sweating from the untreated areas. If you do not see a significant reduction in sweating, you should contact your healthcare provider and request a follow-up consultation.