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Can Botox Treat Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)?


Yes, it can! Heavy underarm sweating is a very real issue. Luckily, effective treatments exist — namely, Botox.


For some, excessive sweating can affect the entire body, and for others, more specific regions such as the palms, soles, underarms, or face.

How do you know if you are sweating too much? Excessive sweating is usually defined as sweating an amount noticeably out of proportion with the temperature of a room or your activity level. Besides disrupting normal daily activities, excessive sweating can cause social anxiety or embarrassment.

Excessive sweating can be caused by a variety of different factors:

If affecting large areas of the body and occurring while you’re awake and asleep, it is sometimes related to side effects of a drug or a sign of a condition such as menopause, hot flashes, anxiety, or an overactive thyroid.

If affecting the palms, soles, and underarms for no apparent reason, this is known more specifically as focal hyperhidrosis. This type of excessive sweating typically stops when you’re sleeping and isn’t associated with an underlying condition.


Botox treatments help control the symptoms of severe underarm sweating when topical medicines fail to do so. How so? By temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands don’t receive chemical signals, the severe sweating stops. Botox injections are expected to temporarily stop the production of excessive sweat in the treated areas only. Sweat continues to be produced elsewhere.


At LaserAway, we specialize in Botox Cosmetic injections primarily focused on wrinkle prevention and reduction, and we focus our treatment offering only on the upper and lower face and neck. If you’re looking to get Botox in the underarm area to treat excessive sweating, we recommend consulting with your dermatologist.

Why LaserAway?

We’ve committed over a decade to helping people of all skin types discover their best skin ever, with over 3 million treatments performed and new locations opening every month! We use state-of-the-art technology for maximum results, our clinics are supervised by board-certified, industry-leading dermatologists, and our treatments are implemented by registered nurses, nurse practitioners or physician associates who undergo one of the most comprehensive training programs in the business. Our mission is to make our clients feel beautiful by providing the best and most effective aesthetic treatments in the nation in a friendly, relaxed environment.

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