Sweating - it's inevitable in the summer heat. Male or female, it happens to everyone.
"Well in this heat, it's a tough problem. What we start off for patients is· recommend some topical antiperspirants with a special ingredient called aluminum chloride," suggests Board Certified Dermatologist Dr. David Kent.
"We sweat on the body for temperature control, we sweat under the arms when we have a lot of anxiety and anxious moments."
A patient of Dr. Kent's who suffered from severe sweating since the age of 15, turned to Botox after experimenting with several antiperspirants.
"The difference between pre-Botox and post-Botox is unbelievable. I would go from completely going through almost two undershirts a day to barely sweating through one undershirt by the end of a work day," said an anonymous patient.
Botox isn't just used to fight wrinkles. Dr. Kent says persistent perspirers have come into his office asking for it.
"It blocks the release of a neurotransmitter that causes the sweat gland to function properly so it doesn't get the signal to sweat so basically they don't sweat for months."
If you don't like needles, Botox may not be for you.
A patient says, "On a scale from 1 to 10, I would probably say it's somewhere around a 6.5 or 7, just based on uncomfortability."
According to Dr. Kent, it may take up to 72 hours for the Botox to kick in once the procedure is complete.