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BOTOX® for Excessive Sweating

For patients who may experience excessive sweating, especially in the underarms, BOTOX is also FDA approved to treat this condition called hyperhidrosis. While the condition can vary from person to person, it can often make a person very self-conscious. Hyperhidrosis can affect multiple areas of the body, and BOTOX has shown to be effective in curbing excessive sweating temporarily, and has been especially effective in helping people who experience excessive sweating in their arm pits. Dr. Matthew Malamet performs BOTOX injections for patients who may suffer from excessive sweating that does not react to topical treatments.

The BOTOX for Excessive Sweating Procedure

Similar to BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments for facial rejuvenation, BOTOX for excessive sweating requires a thorough knowledge of the underlying structures. Injection locations are carefully picked out by Dr. Malamet to ensure long-lasting results. BOTOX actually works by stopping the release of a chemical called acetylcholine which temporarily blocks the nerves in the underarm that stimulate sweating.

While other areas of the body have been successfully treated using BOTOX to stop excessive sweating, it is only FDA approved for the underarms. However, it has been used to treat excessive sweating on a number of other areas of the body including the arms, face, and hands.

BOTOX for Excessive Sweating Key Facts

BOTOX for Excessive Sweating Results

Results from BOTOX injections used to treat excessive sweating will become apparent as the nerves in the underarm that stimulate sweating are temporarily blocked. The results from this procedure are also temporary, and repeated treatments will be necessary to maintain the results.

If you would like to learn more about BOTOX for excessive sweating and whether it can be used to treat your specific circumstances, schedule a consultation with Dr. Matthew Malamet. He meets with each patient individually to address any questions or concerns that may come up prior to the actual procedure.