Axillary Hyperhidrosis

Axillary hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating of the armpit. Everyone has armpit sweating, but for some, axillary hyperhidrosis involves an extreme amount of moisture in the armpit area. This type of excessive armpit sweating is resistant to anti-perspirants and causes embarrassment and inconvenience.

Botox was approved for treatment of excessive sweating in the armpits by the FDA in 2004. Two clinical trials demonstrated the effectiveness of the Botox injection in the treatment of excessive underarm sweating. It was shown that Botox reduced sweat reduction by at least 50% at four weeks in more than 90% users.

On average, 50-100 units of Botox can be used per underarm depending on the area to be treated. At our New York office every first time client will get a free sweat test to identify the most active sweat glands so that a more targeted and personalized treatment can be given. A series of small injections is then made to block the nerves that stimulate the hyperactive sweat glands. Most patients experience substantial improvement for a period of four to six months following treatment.

Our New York clients come in for underarm botox treatments usually about twice a year in order to eliminate this sweaty frustration from their lives. Other clients seek treatment for hyperhidrosis in advance of important social engagements, such as weddings and reunions, and before important public appearances in NYC.