South Naperville Family Practice, Ltd.
Family Medicine Physician & Aesthetic Specialist located in Aurora, IL
Botox can be used for Hyperhydrosis and can be very effective
Botox for excessive sweating
How does it work?
Botox blocks the nerve signal to the sweat glands that stimulated sweating. This is a local effect
and only occurs where the injections take place. The treatment lasts for several months.
What is the treatment like?
10 to 20 very small injections are performed in each armpit. The Botox should begin working
within one to two weeks and you should have a significant reduction in sweating within one
month. Individual results vary. You will continue to sweat in untreated areas.
How long does the results last?
Of course individual results very but most people have significant improvement that lasts for
over 3 months. Infrequently, results can last up to 5 or 6 months. To maintain satisfactory
results though, routine follow up injections should be performed every 3 months. These can be
extended out over time based upon your results as more glandular atrophy occurs.