Don’T Sweat It

There's no secret handshake or password for our little underground club. We are the ones who choose clothes not for their fabric's soft and sexy feel, but for its ability to mask the not-so-discreet wetness crescents under our arms. We are the ones who, while stopping in at the loo, ever-so-quietly take a moment to blot our armpits. We are hyperhidrosis.

Hyperhidrosis is the condition of excessive sweating, and occurs most commonly on the hands and feet, the face or in the underarm area, among other places. But there is a solution to this annoying condition-BOTOX! Believe it or not, Botox is FDA-approved to combat excessive sweating that occurs in the underarm area, specifically known as primary axillary hyperhidrosis. If topical antiperspirants haven't been keeping your underarms high and dry, go to your dermatologist and request Botox. By blocking the communication between the nerves and the sweat glands, it temporarily stops the sweating. The treatment involves multiple injections and takes a few weeks to kick in, but once it starts working it lasts for up to six months. So raise those hands high up in the air (with no fear of the consequences of doing so), and give a sweat-free cheer for Botox!