Imagine going through life without daily sweat stains under the arms of all your clothes. There is help! It just may come in a form you might not be expecting: Botox®!
How Neuromodulators Work for Sweating
How does a treatment that’s known for reducing forehead wrinkles affect sweating?
Botox and its counterpart, Dysport®, are neuromodulators. Neuromodulators are usually injected to relax the muscles that create wrinkles. For sweating, Botox is used to inhibit the secretion of the chemical that activates sweat glands. Botox works by blocking the nerves responsible. These nerves that signal the sweat glands are overactive in a person with hyperhidrosis.