Excessive sweating, medically known as axillary hyperhidrosis, is officially diagnosed when sweating that is unrelated or disproportionate to increased body temperature or physical activity occurs. Hyperhidrosis can manifest in any part of the body since sweat glands cover the skin almost everywhere. However, since there are more sweat glands in the soles of the feet, palms of the hands, scalp, armpits, and groin, these are often the sites of problematic axillary hyperhidrosis. When excess perspiration occurs under the arms, it often causes visible sweat marks that can permanently discolor clothing and lead to unpleasant body odor. While antiperspirants and deodorants can help to reduce perspiration, they are often insufficient to remedy the problem.
Many facial wrinkles result from nerves telling muscles to remain contracted. When injected directly into the muscle, Botox blocks these signals from the nerves, allowing the muscles to relax and smoothing the wrinkles that they cause. When injected into the masseter muscles that move the jaws, Botulinum toxin blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles so they can no longer contract to decrease teeth clenching.