Botox Treatment For Overactive Sweat Glands

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Sweating is a natural bodily function, but excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) can be a frustrating and embarrassing concern. Overactive nerves often overstimulate the sweat glands, leading to excessive perspiration.

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Hyperhidrosis can affect a person’s quality of life.

Many patients report having tasted limited or no success with other treatments, eventually seeking hyperhidrosis treatment with botulinum toxin. At Beauty Aesthetics Toronto, we offer a safe and effective treatment to reduce sweating: Botox for excessive sweating.

What is Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating. It is a medical condition where the sweat glands are overactivated, a condition characterized by excessive sweating beyond what’s necessary to regulate body temperature.

This can lead to significant discomfort and social anxiety and even interfere with daily activities.

There are two main types of hyperhidrosis:

Primary Focal Hyperhidrosis

Primary hyperhidrosis is the most common form of hyperhidrosis, affecting specific areas of the body, such as:

  • Axillary (underarms): This is the most prevalent type of primary focal hyperhidrosis.

  • Palmar (hands): Clamy or sweaty hands can be a major concern for individuals with this type.

  • Plantar (feet): Excessive foot sweat can cause discomfort and lead to fungal infections.

  • Craniofacial (head and face): Sweating on the face and scalp can be particularly embarrassing. Primary focal hyperhidrosis typically begins in childhood or adolescence and is not caused by an underlying medical condition. It’s often linked to a family history of the condition.

Secondary Hyperhidrosis

Some patients may experience excessive sweating all over the body (secondary hyperhidrosis). Secondary hyperhidrosis indicates a more significant medical condition or illness. Some potential causes of secondary hyperhidrosis include:

  • Hormonal changes: Menopause, hyperthyroidism, and some medications can trigger secondary hyperhidrosis.

  • Neurological conditions: Certain neurological disorders can affect sweat gland function.

  • Infections: Some infections can cause temporary bouts of excessive sweating.

Living with primary hyperhidrosis can be challenging, but it’s important to know that treatment options are available. Botox injections, as discussed earlier, are a highly effective solution for primary focal hyperhidrosis in specific areas.

Beauty Aesthetics Toronto can help you explore this option and find relief from hyperhidrosis.

Botox for Excessive Sweating

Botox, known for its cosmetic applications, is also a powerful tool for managing hyperhidrosis. It temporarily blocks the nerve signals that stimulate sweat glands in targeted areas.

This significantly reduces sweat production, offering relief from bothersome underarm sweat, hand sweat, and even facial sweating.

Botox® has also been used safely and effectively in other medical specialties for many years for conditions such as cerebral palsy and club foot in children, bladder dysfunction, spasticity, blepharospasm, and many other medical conditions.

According to the medical journals of the International Hyperhidrosis Society, people who receive Botox injections have found excessive sweating decreases by more than 85%.

In another study of excessive underarm sweating, 95% of patients experienced an average reduction of 83% within one week of treatment. Botox treatment has been FDA-approved for people who sweat excessively from their armpits.


How Does Botox Treat Excessive Sweating?

Botox, made from botulinum toxin, typically associated with wrinkle reduction, offers a surprising benefit – treating excessive sweating.

While botulinum toxin injections aren’t a cure for hyperhidrosis, they control sweating and make the symptoms disappear and reappear gradually, proving the treatment effective.

The Onabotulinumtoxina injections treatment is FDA-approved and effective in treating facial wrinkles, excessive underarm sweating,

The Power of Acetylcholine

Your nervous system communicates with your sweat glands through a chemical messenger called acetylcholine. When released by nerve endings, acetylcholine binds to receptors on sweat glands, triggering them to produce sweat.

Botox Blocks the Signal:

The magic of Botox for excessive sweating lies in its ability to inhibit the release of acetylcholine temporarily.
During a Botox injection for sweating, a small amount of the purified toxin is injected into the targeted area (e.g., underarms, palms).

Reduced Sweat Production:

By blocking the release of acetylcholine, Botox disrupts the communication between your nerves and sweat glands. This significantly reduces the amount of sweat produced in the treated area.

Long-Lasting Effects:

The effects of receiving Botox injections for excessive perspiration last for 6 to 12 months. You may require a follow-up appointment for further treatment.
Over time, the body gradually breaks down the Botox, allowing the nerve-sweat gland communication to resume. Repeat treatments maintain the desired dryness.

Targeted Treatment:

Botox injections offer a targeted approach to managing hyperhidrosis. Unlike medications that affect your entire body, a Botox treatment works directly on the specific sweat glands, causing you trouble. This minimizes potential side effects.

A Safe and Effective Solution:

Botox is a safe and well-established non-surgical process to treat excessive sweating.Botox injections, administered by medical professionals, are a simple and quick procedure done right in your doctor's office.
This treatment effectively reduces sweat production and empowers you to live more confidently.


Benefits of Botox Injections For Excessive Perspiration

Botox injections work in several beneficial ways:

Reduced sweating: Experience a dramatic decrease in sweat production in the treated areas.

Improved confidence: Feel more confident and comfortable in social and professional settings.

Non-surgical and minimally invasive: Avoid the risks and downtime associated with surgery.

Long-lasting results: Enjoy dryness for 6-12 months, with repeat treatments maintaining the effect.

Quick procedure: The treatment itself is quick and relatively painless.

Am I a Good Candidate for Hyperhidrosis Treatment?

If you experience excess sweating that interferes with your daily life, you may be a good candidate for Botox injections.

Our experienced dermatologists will assess your needs during your consultation at Beauty Aesthetics Toronto and determine if Botox is the right treatment.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is Botox for sweating safe? 

Botox is a well-established treatment with a proven safety record when administered by experienced medical professionals.

Botox for sweating typically lasts for 6-12 months. Repeat treatments can maintain the desired effect. Results may not last as long for the hands and feet, and you may need to repeat your treatment after about 6 months. However, there’s still limited research examining the effectiveness of Botox for these body parts.

Temporary side effects may include mild discomfort at the injection site, redness, or bruising.

The cost of Botox for sweating varies depending on the area treated and the amount of product used. We offer competitive pricing and can provide a personalized quote during your consultation.

A fine needle is used to administer tiny Botox injections of Botox® to the treatment area, which take 10-20 minutes to perform. Before injection, a numbing agent can be applied to the injection sites to maximize your comfort.

You’ll receive 15 to 20 injections that form a grid pattern around your area of concern.

81-87% effectiveness in reducing sweat in the underarms has been demonstrated for a couple of weeks. Botox injection may be your answer when using topical or prescription topical antibiotics without success.


Avoid using deodorant or products with perfume under your arms for about 12 to 24 hours to avoid irritation. Also, avoid exercise and hot baths for 1 to 2 days.

Botox® can help reduce hyperhidrosis costs between 900 and 1500 CAD a month. The cost of the botox injection treatment depends on the procedures, the location, the accredited dermatologist, and the candidate.

Also, check with your insurance company if your health policy covers Botox treatment for this condition.

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Don’t let excessive sweating hold you back. Please get in touch with Beauty Aesthetics Toronto today to schedule your consultation and discuss how Botox injections can help you achieve relief and newfound confidence.