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Underarm Botox (Armpit Botox) for Hyperhidrosis

Written by Dr. Pouya Farhadi | Medically reviewed by Editorial Team
Last updated on: March 22, 2023

It is a condition in which a person sweats excessively. It can be familial, acquired, or idiopathic. Most affected are underarms, palms, soles, and face. This over sweating makes the person over conscious and can affect over quality of life.

What is the best treatment option for underarms hyperhidrosis?

Excessive sweating can be challenging to treat however underarm botox is highly effective and safe treatment. Under arm botox is FDA approved and have shown promising results.

How does underarm botox work?

Botox blocks the nerve signaling responsible for sweat production.

How long does underarm botox last?

Results from armpit botox treatment last usually for 4-6 months and then you can repeat the Botox injections.

Is underarm botox painful?

It’s easily tolerable when performed after 30 minutes numbing cream application.

How long does underarm (armpit) botox take to work?

Effect of armpit botox starts after a couple of days and reaches to its maximum effects after two weeks.

Does armpit botox injections need a touch up?

Usually not if done properly however touch up can be given after two weeks in missing areas if it is required.

Does armpit botox stop smell as well?

Yes, it can stop or lessen the foul smell. Since when there is no sweating; there will be no interaction with bacteria to produce foul smell.

How many botox injections are injected on each armpit?

Small doses of injections are done around 1-2cm apart in grid pattern.

How long does it take to get underarm Botox?

The entire armpit botox injection process can be completed within 45 minutes including anaesthesia with numbing cream.

What are possible side effects of underarm botox?

Underarm Botox is a very safe treatment and usually there are no side effects particularly when carried out by an expert physician. However systemic reactions can happen very rarely and with temporary symptoms such as mild dizziness, weakness, headaches & skin hives.

Does underarm botox treatment affect the arm movements?

No. Since botox injections are given in the dermis layer of the skin unlike traditional facial botox where it’s injected in the muscles.

Are there any pre or post procedure instructions for getting underarm botox?

It’s advised to avoid strenuous exercises, swimming, and hot baths for the rest of the day following the treatment.

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