Do I have Excessive Underarm Sweating?

If underarm sweating is significantly interfering with your daily activities and topical agents haven’t worked, you may be a candidate for BOTOX® treatment. First, understand how this condition may affect you. Then schedule a consultation to discuss products and treatment options that are right for you.

BOTOX® treatment for excessive sweating problems

The body regulates its internal temperature by sweating. For some people, however, the body produces much more perspiration than it needs to stay cool. This condition is known as hyperhidrosis. Treatment for this condition is effectively implemented with BOTOX® injections, which can reduce excessive sweating problems. The exact cause of hyperhidrosis is unknown, but BOTOX® provides a safe solution to an uncomfortable and sometimes embarrassing problem.

How does BOTOX® cosmetic treat hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)?

BOTOX® injections treat hyperhidrosis in much the same way it smoothes fine lines and wrinkles on the face and alleviates headache pain. BOTOX® Cosmetic acts as an inhibitor, blocking the chemical signals sent from the nerves that control sweating. Sweating stops because the sweat glands are unable to receive signals from the nerves. Because of its effectiveness in inhibiting neural signals, BOTOX® Cosmetic has proven to be an efficient means for eliminating excessive sweating problems.

Read stories of excessive underarm sweating

People suffering from excessive underarm sweating

“…For me, when I am out shopping for clothes, I have to be like a detective… I have to avoid certain materials and certain styles. Therefore most of the clothes I choose consist of the color black or white and usually it is cotton material. I have to forsake fashion to mask my condition.”

– Shelbi C.

“I have had several embarrassing moments but one that stands out the most is my wedding day… When I danced the first dance with my husband I did not want to put my arms around his neck because I was afraid of staining his tuxedo with the deodorant and I did not want him to smell me…”

– Yadira T.

“My best friend was getting married and asked me to be her maid of honor. Everything went fine until her husband’s mother very dramatically pointed out my problem… She actually made us wait to take the wedding photos until my dress dried. She didn’t want her son’s wedding pictures to be ruined…”

-Michelle V.

Learn more about BOTOX® treatment

You should notice a significant reduction in underarm sweating within 4 weeks of your first treatment. If you are still sweating, there is a possibility that some sweat glands may have been missed, and you may continue to experience some sweating from the untreated areas. If you do not see a significant reduction in sweating, you should contact your healthcare provider and request a follow-up consultation.

Botox® success stories

Patients treated with BOTOX®

“I feel like the sweating is under control. I no longer have to change shirts several times a day”

-Dominique M.

“I no longer think about the things I’m wearing and if I have enough clothes to cover up something. It used to be constantly on my mind. Now it’s not anymore.”

– Cate W.


“Sweating is not something that’s controlling my daily routine anymore. Now I can do things like standing up in front of a group of people at work without having to look down to see if I’m sweating under my arms. Thankfully, BOTOX® treatments have helped me control my underarm sweating”

– Tresha S.

“I used to spend up to $150 per month replacing ruined clothing, dry cleaning my stained clothing and on treatments that didn’t control my sweating. Now, I worry about my sweating a lot less and feel like my sweating is under control”

– Laura L.

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