Excessive Sweating (Hyperhydrosis)

Are you tired of excessive sweating and seem to find no relief with over-the-counter deodorants and antiperspirants?

Perspiration is no small problem when it wreaks havoc on your wardrobe. Axillary hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating in the underarms, is a medical condition that Botox® can treat. In fact, Botox® can be a savior for patients who have tried everything else.

What causes excessive sweating?

Sweat glands’ sole purpose is to cool the body’s temperature by evaporation. When this happens excessively and for no reason, it’s called hyperhidrosis. You can sweat about one liter per day, though this varies depending on exercise and climate conditions. In a high-temperature state such as Arizona, a person can sweat up to 10 liters per day. Therefore, an excessive sweating condition can be particularly difficult to endure in warm climates and summer months.

How does Botox® stop excessive sweating?

Botox® blocks the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. In other words, Botox® forms a “wall” between the nerves and glands. The excess sweating stops when the sweat glands don’t receive signals to release fluid.

Excessive Sweating

What can you expect with your treatment?

Botox® is quick, comfortable and effective. Most patients require approximately 50 units per underarm; this is injected using a small-gauge needle. The injections are very superficial, deposited just under the skin. Increased dryness begins in just 3-5 days, with full results in about 2 weeks. Another benefit is that the reduction in sweating can last for an extended period of time, typically 6 months to a year.

Ready to feel more confident in your own skin? Speak with one of our hyperhydroisis experts today. 480-844-8346