When severe sweating gets in the way of certain daily activities and antiperspirants are not working, you may be a suitable candidate for the Botulinum toxin treatment. The body areas that can commonly experience overactive sweat glands are: the under arms, palms, feet and forehead.
Botulinum toxin is approved by the FDA to treat the symptoms of severe underarm sweating when medicines used on the skin (topical) do not work well enough. The toxin is injected into the affected areas to help control this condition by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands do not receive chemical signals, the severe sweating stops.
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Everyone. However, it should be avoided in cases of a skin infection, allergies, and chronic disease affecting the muscles.
It can cause mild pain and skin tenderness. Rarely can cause small bruise at the site of injection.