I had this treatment done before getting the ETS surgery. Unfortunately it did not give me the results that I wanted. Keep in mind that each treatments results vary with different people. I know many people have success with the underarm treatment.
Botulinum toxin type A, commonly known as ‘Botox’, is a treatment given by injection into the skin. Botox can be used for treating localized hyperhidrosis of the armpits and also on the hands in some locations.. This drug has been used for many years to treat muscle spasms affecting the face, eyes and neck and for foot problems in children with cerebral palsy. It is also used widely used for cosmetic purposes.
Botox injections have been FDA approved to treat excessive sweating. In the skin, Botox selectively turns off the sweat glands resulting in a normal appearance without wetness. Treatment is performed during an outpatient clinic visit and no recuperative time or special care is needed afterwards. The side effects are minimal and beneficial effects long-lasting (average 6-12 months). Extremely high patient satisfaction rates of up to 98 percent have been documented in various clinical studies
When small doses are injected into the skin, it blocks the nerves that supply the eccrine glands; this prevents the glands from producing sweat.
The treatment involves getting a plethora of shots all over your hands or armpits. If your are not good with shots, then I suggest avoiding this. Also it is not permanent, so It needs to be repeated every three to six months for maximum effect.
$900 estimated per treatment