Botox, or botulinum toxin, is a neurotoxin that can be used to treat excessive sweating, a condition medically known as hyperhidrosis. When injected into specific areas of the body, Botox blocks the nerve signals that stimulate sweat glands, reducing excessive perspiration.
Botox for sweat is commonly used to target focal hyperhidrosis, which refers to excessive sweating in specific areas such as the underarms (axillary hyperhidrosis), hands (palmar hyperhidrosis), feet (plantar hyperhidrosis), or face. The procedure involves multiple small injections of Botox into the affected area.
The effects of Botox for sweat typically last around 4-6 months before re-treatment may be needed. Many individuals experience significant reduction in sweating within a week or two after treatment.
It’s important to note that Botox for sweat should only be performed by a qualified healthcare professional who has experience with this specific use of the toxin. Side effects are generally mild and temporary but can include localized pain at the injection site, bruising, or temporary weakness in nearby muscles.