Botox for Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)

Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) can be detrimental in many ways, but typically causes mostly social and work related problems. People with hyperhidrosis  can produce five times the amount of underarm sweat compared to normal sweating.

For the first time, there is safe, reliable and well-tolerated way of reducing sweat production that is quickly and easily administered and lasts for months. Botox is  commonly known to treat facial wrinkles. We read about this in the paper, on the internet and chatter about it in social Media circles. botox has yet another fabulous use. It is FDA-approved for the treatment of hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).

Recent long-term studies have shown that persons suffering from hyperhidrosis find a safe treatment option with Botox. Botox helps control the symptoms of severe underarm sweating.

While normal sweating is due to heat, excessive sweating is caused by brain activity that tells your underarms, hands or face to sweat.

The Botox treatment reduces over activity of the nervous system in the area by temporarily paralyzing a nerve that stimulates sweat glands. In one study, 91 percent of patients who received Botox underarm injections saw their sweating cut in half in a month, compared with 36 percent of patients given salt-water.

The treatment usually results in a marked reduction in sweat production. Botox treatments in the area have been shown to reduce sweating for 6 months to 2 years. With Botox treatments of the underarms or hands, sweating stops or is greatly reduced within a few days, and the effects last for six months to a year. Repeated treatments are required, and their frequency depends on how the patient's sweating reacts to the Botox.

Blocking the sweat glands under your arms is not harmful. We are made up of many sweat glands.  People are able to sweat on other parts of their body so there is no need to be concerned.

Botox Results

Our patients who have undergone Botox for hyperhidrosis often tell us that the treatment is life changing. Contact us today and we will recommend a treatment strategy to ensure that you too receive the best possible results with Botox treatment. At Federal Way Laser Surgeons, Dr. Sabbagh will inject your Botox.