The world’s favourite wrinkle treatment is also FDA approved for treating excessive underarm sweating. Tiny injections in the armpit area inactivates the nerves that trigger sweat gland activity.
This treatment involves the injection of an entire vial of very dilute Botox into the armpit area. The injections are rendered relatively painfree by the application of numbing cream and ice packs. The procedure itself takes about 15 minutes to perform. Results can last for 6-12 months.
This treatment is thus a quick, painless alternative to major chest surgery (thoracic sympathectomy) where the lungs are collapsed to cut the nerves to the sweat glands.