Botox® for Hyperhidrosis


Sweat No More with Botox® for Hyperhidrosis

At Iorio Plastic Surgery & Medspa, we understand the challenges of living with severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis or excessive underarm sweating, especially when antiperspirants fail to offer relief. Botox® has emerged as a revolutionary treatment, going beyond its renowned ability to smooth wrinkles to effectively address this condition. With quick injections that take less than a minute, Botox works by blocking the chemical signals that activate sweat glands, offering up to six months of respite from excessive sweating. This minimally invasive procedure ensures the botulinum toxin stays just below the skin’s surface, directly targeting the problem area without significant downtime.

What Is Botox® for Hyperhidrosis?

Botox® for hyperhidrosis is an innovative treatment method administered by aesthetics practitioners, designed to significantly reduce excessive sweating, particularly in the underarm area. This procedure involves quick, shallow injections that introduce botulinum toxin just beneath the skin’s surface, effectively “turning off” sweat production by blocking the chemical signals to sweat glands. Lasting up to six months, this treatment offers a long-term solution for those seeking relief from severe sweating, with minimal time spent on administration and recovery.

How Does Botox® for Hyperhidrosis Work?

Botox® for hyperhidrosis utilizes botulinum toxin type A, a natural and purified protein, to temporarily halt the secretion of chemicals that trigger the body’s sweat glands, effectively reducing excessive sweating by disrupting the signals between nerves and glands. To minimize discomfort, the skin may be numbed prior to the procedure, wherein Dr. Iorio employs a very fine needle to administer small, precise doses of Botox just beneath the skin across the affected area, based on a thorough evaluation. Following the treatment, a follow-up appointment with Dr. Iorio is typically recommended within 1 to 2 weeks to assess the outcome and ensure optimal results.

Benefits of Botox® for Hyperhidrosis

Significant Reduction in Sweating

Botox for hyperhidrosis dramatically decreases sweat production in treated areas, providing relief from excessive sweating.

Long-Lasting Results

With effects that can last up to 6 months, individuals can enjoy prolonged periods without the concern of excessive sweating.

Minimal Downtime

The procedure is quick and non-invasive, allowing for an immediate return to daily activities with no significant recovery period needed.

Increased Confidence and Comfort

By controlling excessive sweating, individuals can feel more confident in social and professional settings, free from the worry of sweat stains.

Safety and Efficacy

Botox is an FDA-approved treatment for hyperhidrosis, demonstrating its safety and effectiveness in managing symptoms of excessive sweating.

Why Choose Us for Botox® for Hyperhidrosis?

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does Botox® for hyperhidrosis last?

The effects of Botox for hyperhidrosis typically last up to 6 months, after which retreatment may be necessary.

Patients may experience minimal discomfort during injection, but numbing cream can be applied beforehand to ease any potential pain.

Side effects are generally mild and can include temporary soreness or bruising at the injection site, but serious side effects are rare.

Most patients begin to notice a significant reduction in sweating within 2 to 4 days, with full effects usually developing within 2 weeks.

Yes, Botox can also be effective in treating excessive sweating in the hands, feet, and forehead, though the underarms are the most commonly treated area.