Botox for Excessive Sweating

What You Need to Know about Botox for Excessive Sweating


Helps excessive sweating by injecting Botox into the area.

The Ideal Candidate

Someone who is prone to excessive sweating, most commonly under the arms, or axillary hyperhidrosis, can be great candidates for treatment

Target Areas

Underarms (Armpits), Scalp (Head)

How Common is Hyperhidrosis?

Excessive sweating in women and men is a lot more common than you think. Approximately around 1.3 million Americans are diagnosed with severe Hyperhidrosis. The Botox for Excessive Sweating treatment has been FDA approved for those with Hyperhidrosis for underarms (armpits).

How Does it Work?

Botulinum toxin is a natural, purified protein that can temporarily block the secretion of the chemical in your body that is responsible for "turning on" your sweat glands. By blocking this chemical messenger, the medicine "turns off" sweating specifically at the area where it has been injected.The injections are shallow, just below the skin. Follow up injections are required every 7-16 months depending on the client.

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Botox for Excessive Sweating

What is Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating caused by overactive sweat glands. There are two types of hyperhidrosis: primary focal hyperhidrosis (PFH), and secondary generalized hyperhidrosis (SGH).

Primary or Secondary?

There are two main types of hyperhidrosis: primary focal hyperhidrosis, and secondary generalized hyperhidrosis. Understanding your type of sweating is a huge first step to treating your hyperhidrosis.

Primary Focal Hyperhidrosis (PFH)

Primary focal hyperhidrosis (PFH) is excessive sweating not caused by another medical condition, or a side effect of medication. A person with PFH typically experiences symmetrical sweating on specific areas of the body. Areas may include excessive sweating of both hands and feet. In PFH, excessive sweating can occur at least once a week.

Secondary Generalized Hyperhidrosis

Secondary Generalized Hyperhidrosis (SGH) is when a medical condition or side effect of medication causes excessive sweating. People with SGH tend to sweat across large sections of their body. 

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have approved Botox injections to treat excessive underarm sweating. It works by blocking a chemical in the body that activates the sweat glands.

How Long does the Treatment Last?

According to the International Hyperhidrosis Society, underarm Botox injections can reduce underarm sweating by 82–87%. The effects can typically last 4–12 months, or up to 14 months in some cases. Repeat this treatment after the Botox wears off.

People who receive underarm Botox injections tend to see results 2–4 days after treatment. The full effects are usually noticeable within 2 weeks.

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The Procedure

For the procedure, Dr. James Sturm injects Botox beneath the skin. They usually inject it in a grid pattern, with injection sites approximately 1–2 centimeters apart.

Before they inject the skin, the doctor may numb the area with ice or a local anesthetic. This will help to ease any pain or discomfort.

Before the Procedure

Patients should not shave their underarms for 3 days before the treatment.

After the Treatment

You should avoid exercise, and not have hot baths or showers for the rest of the day.

If you have any side effects we ask you to contact us asap.

Other Popular Botox uses

Other potential uses for Botox include:

  • Cosmetic Injectables: The most common area treated by Jeuveau is frown lines (glabellar lines).
  • Botox Lip Flip: Botox Lip Flip enhances your natural look with fuller, poutier lips that will let you feel like a celebrity.

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