The condition of uncontrollable sweating can be embarrassing and disabling, significantly impacting social and professional performance and quality of life. This can be localized (usually affecting the underarms, palms or soles) or generalized. There are many treatments available, all aimed at sweat reduction. These treatments range from topical prescriptions, oral agents, tap water iontophoresis, botulinum toxin type A injections, to surgery.
For some people, sweating can go into overdrive. Severe underarm sweating, also known as severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis, is a condition in which the body sweats more than it has to in order to regulate body temperature. The severity of the condition is based on the extent it interferes with your daily activities.
BOTOX® is injected into the skin to treat the symptoms of severe underarm sweating (severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis) when medicines used on the skin (topical) do not work well enough in people 18 years and older.