BOTOX: 
for Severe Underarm Sweating

Skincare doesn’t always relate to visible blemishes or scars. Severe underarm sweating can be an embarrassing and problematic situation for many people, but there is hope of relief. When topical agents do not help control severe underarm sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, BOTOX® can be administered to the underarms via a series of small injections to alleviate excessive underarm perspiration.

Patients notice a significant reduction in underarm sweating within one to four weeks – or quite possibly even sooner – and the results last approximately six months before another treatment is needed.

Like cosmetic applications, BOTOX® for severe underarm sweating is FDA-approved.

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+ Frequently Asked Questions

How does BOTOX® work to reduce severe underarm sweating? Simply stated, BOTOX® blocks the transmission of nerve impulses from the brain. Just like in the more common application of the face, where BOTOX® relaxes the muscles that cause frowns or lines, in the underarm area, it blocks stimulation of the sweat glands. * How long has BOTOX® been used for severe underarm sweating?* First approved by the FDA in 1989, BOTOX® has since been in use therapeutically with tremendous success. Subsequent FDA approvals for the treatment of specific medical disorders have followed, including that of severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis (underarm sweating) in 2004.

Today, BOTOX® remains one of the most widely researched medicines in the world and is approved for use in more than 75 countries.

What is a BOTOX® treatment like and how long does it take? The procedure is relatively straightforward and only takes 20 to 30 minutes. The BOTOX® is administered by a series of small injections in the underarm through a very fine needle. The needle is placed just under the skin, so it is possible to have some injection-related discomfort.

When will I see results? Patients should see a significant reduction in underarm sweating within four weeks of the first treatment—perhaps sooner. In fact, at Swan Dermatology & Aesthetics, some patients have reported reduced sweating within two days.

Are the results permanent? No, but one treatment will typically last as long as six months, and sometimes longer. Beyond that, keeping severe underarm sweating under control will require ongoing treatments.

Are there any side effects? BOTOX® is very safe and has minimal side effects. In clinical trials, the most frequently reported side effects (in only 3% to 10% of the patients studied) were injection-site pain and bleeding, and sweating in areas other than the underarm.