How does Botox Injection for Sweaty Glands Work?


Sweating is a natural process that regulates the body temperature, but it can be extremely embarrassing when you over sweat somewhere in a gathering. Many people particularly those who are young have the common problem of sweating underarms. In medical terms, this condition is known as severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis or severe underarm sweating which can be treated by Botox injection for sweaty glands. It is considered to be the best solution for this condition and is required when there is excessive sweating that surpasses normal body cooling requirements.

Here, we will explain how Botox injections help in treating sweaty glands that cause hyperhidrosis.

Botox for Excessive Sweating

Normally, when you are engaged in some kind of a strenuous activity or you are at a place where the surroundings are hot and humid, your body starts sweating. Some people sweat normally but for some people, it is more like a tap of water being turned on which soaks the clothes. It can be very embarrassing and requires an effective solution that is Botox treatment. Botox has unlimited benefits and one of them is treating sweat glands and reducing the level of sweating. The excessive sweat tends to ferment which produces a very irritating and unpleasant smell which means your body will stink too. Sometimes even taking bath twice or thrice a day will not work.

Since necessity is the mother of invention so when the demand for treating hyperhidrosis increased, it gave rise to the use of Botox injections for sweaty glands. In 2004, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) introduced the usage of Botox injections for sweaty glands for the first time. The main focus behind this treatment was to get rid of excessive sweating in the underarms. Nevertheless, it proved to be very much effective for hands, feet, and face and is greatly preferred by surgeons all over the world.

How does it work?

The sweat glands are controlled by nerves which send chemical signals for sweating. So, when the botulinum toxin is injected into the targeted area, it blocks the chemical signals that are coming from the nerves temporarily. It will cease the excessive sweating because sweat glands will not be able to receive the required signals.


If you are looking to get rid of excessive sweating to avoid the embarrassment that it causes then it is very much likely that you would fancy Botox procedure. As far as the treatment of underarm sweating is concerned, it is usually painless but for palms or soles, you might feel some pain. In addition to this, you might require multiple injections under anesthesia but it depends on doctor’s recommendations for the area to be treated.

Last but not the least, you must consult with a dermatologist before opting for Botox injections. You can consult with the dermatologists at Dubai Cosmetic Surgery® for an expert opinion. They will examine your condition and will suggest the treatment accordingly. You can also discuss all your concerns or any queries that you have regarding the procedure. We offer a free initial consultation to our patients so book your appointment now by filling the form given below.