Can Botox Address Hyperhidrosis?

Can Botox Address Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis, otherwise known as excessive sweating, is not only uncomfortable—it can be embarrassing. It causes you to sweat excessively. Excessive sweating occurs in the underarms, hands, feet, and other body areas.

Many people in America suffer from this condition and can't find any treatment that completely inhibits it without serious side effects. For those who have tried and failed using antiperspirants, Botox injections for underarm sweating is an option worth considering.

What is Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is typically associated with excessively sweaty palms, hands, or armpits, and people who have it experience sweat-soaked clothes, interrupted handshakes, and sleepless nights.

There are two primary forms of hyperhidrosis, the general and focal. 

  • Generalized hyperhidrosis - the most common type, affects your entire body and occurs both day and night. 
  • Primary focal hyperhidrosis - affects a smaller area, such as your underarms or hands, and usually only occurs when you're active.

Because hyperhidrosis causes such discomfort, it’s crucial to understand what causes it, the effective treatment options, and how you can minimize sweating in daily life. 

Is Botox Ideal for Underarm Sweating?

Botox is a prescription medicine approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat excessive sweating of the underarms. Botox can be injected by a health care professional.

It blocks one of the chemical signals, also known as neurotransmitters, that nerves use to pass on information to your sweat glands, located below the skin surface.

The result is that you sweat less in these areas. In clinical trials, 82% to 87% of people had significant improvement in underarm sweating when treated with Botox. The effects lasted for 12 months or more in about 80% of those who received injections.

How Do Botox Injections Work?

Botox for sweating is a type of sweating treatment that uses botulinum toxin type A to treat hyperhidrosis. Sweating is caused by chemicals called neurotransmitters, which are natural signals from the brain that tell your sweat glands when to release sweat.

Botox treatment for sweating works by blocking the release of acetylcholine, a chemical that transmits nerve signals from one cell to another. In this case, the acetylcholine is released from sweat glands and carries signals to nearby nerve endings. By blocking acetylcholine from being released, botulinum toxin injections prevent the signal from being transmitted and therefore block sweating.

Botox treatment for sweating is effective and safe when used properly by a qualified medical professional. Because it is injected into the muscles of the armpit, it can take up to two weeks before you begin to see results. Because it lasts between three to six months in most patients, there is generally no need for repeat injections within that time frame.

It's important to note that Botox treating excessive sweating should only be used on the underarms and should never be used on regions where there isn't sufficient muscle mass to absorb Botox.

Are there Side Effects from Botox Injections?

Botox injections are a relatively simple procedure completed in as little as 15 minutes. 

The side effects of Botox injections for underarm sweating are mild and should not last long. In some cases, the procedure may require more than one treatment to completely eradicate underarm perspiration.

The most common side effects from Botox injections for underarm sweating include pain and swelling at the injection site, bruising, redness, nausea, headache, and neck stiffness. In some cases, patients have also experienced dizziness, muscle weakness, or general flu-like symptoms. 

Bruising and swelling at the injection site are other common side effects of Botox injections for severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis. The amount of bruising will depend on the injection site and how much was injected.

Tingling sensations may occur due to the temporary paralysis caused by Botox injections. This is because the injected muscles cannot contract to perform their normal functions. These side effects are temporary and usually disappear within a couple of days after treatment.

Where Can You Safely Get the Injections?

Botox injections for underarm sweating should be administered only by a trained, licensed professional. A qualified professional for Botox injections for excessive sweating is familiar with the treatment, able to answer all your questions, and is likely to have plenty of experience performing the procedure.

You need to ensure that they are board-certified because this means they’ve met higher standards in their field and are more likely to provide quality care. Our clinic is one of the few in the state to offer Botox injections for excessive sweating, but we go beyond stopping sweat with this treatment.

We can reduce fine lines and wrinkles associated with aging by injecting this wrinkle-smoothing medication into facial muscles. The result? A more radiant, youthful look.

We have two professionals, Michelle Cory, a registered nurse, and Angel Bassi, a licensed medical esthetician (LME)—who will help you decide if Botox is right for you, and, if so, will employ easy injectable techniques that come with the treatment.

How Much Does Botox for Underarm Sweating Cost?

Botox is the miracle underarm cure millions of Americans have longed for. But as with all things that look too good to be true, there’s a catch. Botox for sweating is priced per unit, and the cost can vary. The average cost of Botox for underarm sweat is about $1,000 per area to treat.

Most insurance providers won’t usually cover Botox for underarm sweating, but if you do have an insurance plan that will help pay for it, make sure to check out your specific requirements.

We believe patients should have their fillers and Botox administered by physicians because we believe in quality control, sterility, and safety—as well as expert knowledge of what these products are going to do for your underarms.

Schedule an Appointment Today!

Don't sweat it! At Skin Deep Med Spa, we take great pride in our pursuit of excellence. We invite you to take advantage of our expertise and long-standing experience with Botox treatments for Hyperhidrosis—a safe, minimally invasive procedure that can improve your quality of life.

Even if you have tried another treatment or have been unsatisfied in the past, now is the time to give us a try.

Our experienced medical professionals will discuss with you all of your treatment options, so you can feel confident in selecting the right treatment for you!

Contact us at  (617) 266-7546 at Skin Deep Med Spa today!

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