I've been a heavy sweater all my life, and it's something that has gotten worse with age. While I can save my winter clothes by stocking up on undershirts and garment shields, neither work well with summer clothes in the South.
Last May I broke down and got Botox injections under my arms. What a difference! I still wore antiperspirant but not very much. The full effect lasted about four months - no sweating at all during a steamy NC summer. Then I had another 4 - 5 months where I would sweat, but the antiperspirant could handle it.
I'm trying to talk my husband into letting me have it done again. Knowing that I'm not going to drench my clothes, not being afraid to get close to people because of my odor - the Botox really changed my life for the better. If only it lasted longer...
As for pain, I barely felt the needles and didn't feel the Botox. The nurse had me hold ice packs under my arms first to numb them but that was probably unnecessary.