Botox for Hyperhidrosis


DOWNTIME Minimal (minor discomfort and redness)

DISCOMFORT Low to Moderate

BEST TIME Best done in spring or early summer to reduce excessive sweating during the warmer months.



  • Hyperhidrosis means excessive sweating. Perspiration is a normal bodily function, controlled by the autonomic nervous system. Sweat glands are found in the skin throughout the body, however are present in higher numbers in the skin of the hands, feet, armpits, and genital regions. 
  • Botox injections are used to disable the sweat glands. Botox acts by blocking acetylcholine release at the nerve endings that stimulate the sweat glands thus shutting down the sweat process on the injected sites.
  • The effects can last from 6-12 months depending on the site of injections. The procedure when used for underarm sweating has been approved by the FDA, thus giving new hope to people who after failing to respond to topical treatments were compelled to face surgery.
  • Injectable Purified Proteins

  • Excessive sweating in underarms
  • Excessive sweating in hands
  • Excessive sweating in feet
  • Significant reduction in excessive sweating.
  • Long-lasting results (6-12 months).
  • Non-surgical solution for hyperhidrosis.
  • FDA-approved for treating underarm sweating.
  • Improves quality of life and confidence.
  • Quick procedure with minimal discomfort.
  • Safe and effective treatment.

What to expect?


  • Avoid alcohol and anti-inflammatory medications for 24 hours before the treatment.


  • Before the treatment, the area will be cleaned, and a topical anesthetic may be applied for comfort.
  • During the treatment, small amounts of Botox are injected into the sweat glands using a fine needle. This is a quick procedure with minor discomfort during injection.


  • Avoid strenuous activities and hot environments for 24 hours.
  • After treatment there may be a possibility of bruising- that is normal – apply ice pack to area for a few minutes during the day and repeat the following day if necessary
  • Do not lay down, exercise or do any strenuous activities for 2 hours following your treatment
  • Takes 7-14 days before results are seen, with maximum results at 14 days
  • Please call the office or email us if the symptom lasts longer than 3 days (917) 970-9100


  • Is it safe to use Botox for sweating? Yes, it is FDA-approved for treating underarm sweating and is safe when administered by qualified professionals.
  • How long does the procedure take? The procedure typically takes about 30 minutes.
  • What should I do if the sweating returns? If sweating returns, you can schedule a follow-up treatment. Results can vary, and maintenance treatments may be necessary.
  • Does the treatment hurt? There may be some discomfort during the injections, but it is generally well-tolerated.
  • Are there any side effects? Mild redness and swelling at the injection sites are common but temporary.
  • How effective is Botox for hyperhidrosis? Botox is highly effective, reducing sweating by up to 87% in treated areas.
  • How effective is Botox for treating hyperhidrosis compared to other treatments? Botox is highly effective for treating hyperhidrosis, with results lasting 6-12 months. It is FDA-approved for underarm sweating and has shown significant reduction in sweating compared to topical treatments. Other options include antiperspirants, oral medications, and surgical procedures, but Botox is a non-invasive and effective alternative.
  • What lifestyle changes can help reduce excessive sweating? Lifestyle changes that can help reduce excessive sweating include wearing breathable fabrics, staying hydrated, using antiperspirants, managing stress, and avoiding spicy foods and caffeine. Regular exercise and maintaining a healthy weight can also help manage sweating.