Are you considering Botox for axillary hyperhidrosis? Here's what you need to know, plus all alternative options for excessive pit sweat.
Nowadays, Botox isn't just for wrinkles. Many people with axillary hyperhidrosis turn to these injections to reduce excessive armpit sweat.
But if forking over hundreds of dollars every few months isn't a realistic long-term solution, you're in luck. Alternatives to underarm sweat injections do exist, and we'll cover the most effective ones in this post.
Botox for Axillary Hyperhidrosis: Is It Effective?
Getting Botox to reduce underarm sweat is both expensive and invasive.
Botox injections are painful, cost about $1,500 per session and only last a few months. You must get injections every three to six months, and the solution only reduces sweat by 50 percent. So if you sweat excessively, sweat marks still might be an issue — even after treatment.
Botox for underarm sweat has serious side effects, too. Compensatory sweating, allergic reactions, muscle weakness and vision problems are just a few issues you might experience.
Instead of opting for Botox, consider these alternatives first.
Alternatives to Botox for Underarm Sweat
Underarm sweat injections won't be necessary! Explore these alternatives to Botox for underarm sweat.
OK, so you've obviously tried antiperspirants before. This one is a no-brainer. But using antiperspirants to reduce sweat is more cost-effective and less painful than Botox. And you have plenty of options. So if you’re disappointed with your current regimen, try something stronger.
You can go with prescription-strength, over-the-counter or all-natural ones depending on your needs. No matter which kind you choose, antiperspirants cost no more than $10, and you don’t get any of the side effects of Botox.
Although deodorants only mask odor, there are some effective options (especially when paired with a sweat proof undershirt). Check out our blog post, The Best Natural Deodorant for Heavy Underarm Sweating for more information.
Dermira Prescription Wipes
Dermira is a biopharmaceutical company committed to developing solutions for hyperhidrosis.
The company's latest sweat solution is DRM04. It’s a topical medication for excessive sweating. DRM04 is an anticholinergic, meaning it blocks the neurotransmitter responsible for telling your body to sweat. The medication should hit the market in early 2018. So soon, you’ll be able to reduce sweat with just a quick wipe.
Intrigued? Visit Dermira.com for updates and information.
MiraDry is a non-invasive microwave treatment that reduces sweating.
During the MiraDry procedure, a doctor uses a handheld device to apply electromagnetic heat to your underarm skin. The heat zaps away your sweat glands.
While MiraDry sounds extreme, it's a relatively safe procedure. Your underarms house only 2 percent of your body’s sweat glands, so removing them doesn’t adversely affect your temperature regulation system.
Studies show that patients experience 82 percent less sweat after two MiraDry treatments.
With built-in sweat proof barriers, Thompson Tee completely traps armpit sweat and releases it as vapor — keeping your armpits dry all day long.
Forget embarrassing wet marks and yellow stains. Thompson Tee was designed for and by hyperhidrosis suffers and offers guaranteed sweat protection — or your money back. Plus, there are no doctor’s visits, recovery time or sticky gels/sprays required. It's the perfect alternative to Botox for underarm sweat.
Have you tried any effective Botox alternatives? We'd love to know in the comments!