Will Botox Treat my Forehead for Sweating During the Summer?

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Botox Can Help Sweaty Brow

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Botox not only relaxes dynamic muscles, it can also block neural signals in the sweat glands, thereby controlling the amount of sweat that's excreted. If you are being treated for forehead wrinkles, the Botox you receive will probably have a suppressive effect on sweat, too. You can also opt to be treated just for sweating; your board-certified dermatologist will then inject the Botox into the skin in a more dilute concentration rather than directly into the muscle. You may still experience a slight relaxation of the brow muscle. Either way, please consult a board-certified dermatologist who has expert Botox injection technique about how you can benefit from Botox.

San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon
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Yes, it should help with sweating

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Botox will likely help with excessive sweating where ever it is injected.  The results may last up to 6 months.  Some discretion must be used in injecting your facial region as your underlying facial expression muscles will be affected.  Fortunately, this is often a desirable aesthetic effect in the forehead.

Botox and sweating

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Botox is not typically used to decrease sweating of the forehead but it can definitely help. In order to maintain the effect you will need to get botox treatments every 3-6 months.

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Sweating on forehead

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It can help reduce the amount you sweat but please note that this would be an off-label use if treating the forehead. In addition, you may experience some muscle relaxation in the area, affecting the appearance of the area.

Botox for forehead wrinkle treatment and can minimize perspiration

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An off-label use of Botox on the forehead would be to decrease sweating. It is used in other areas such as the underarms, palms and soles but if used on the forehead for this reason, not all areas can necessarily be treated without causing the forehead to droop and bring down the upper eyelids with it.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
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Botox for forehead swesting

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Although Botox is not typically used for sweating in the forehead, it can be done. Sometimes reduced sweating is a side effect of a cosmetic treatment in the area. Botox can also be injected more superficially in the skin for sweating however as the neighboring muscles may be affected one must take care not to cause unwanted effects such as forehead droop.

Dina D. Strachan, MD
New York Dermatologist

Yes- absolutely

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Yes- it's a great side-benefit for those of us who use botox.  I personally use botox to prevent wrinkles and love the side-effect of no sweating when I'm outside jogging around the neighborhood (when not seeing patients of course!)  It's a win-win situation!

Victoria W. Serralta, MD
Arlington Dermatologic Surgeon

Botox to Treat Forehead Sweating

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While not typically used for this purpose, Botox can be used to successfully teat forehead sweating, as it is for underarms and the palms and soles. Care must be taken to inject superficially and judiciously, so as to prevent eyebrow or eyelid droop.

Botox for Excessive Forehead Sweating?

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Hi Susie.  Botox or Dysport for excessive sweating is more common for the armpits and hands/feet than for the forehead. With that said, the concept is no different in the forehead.  The risk in treating the forehead for hyperhidrosis is that the number of units used may be high enough to increase the risk of ptosis, which is the sagging of the eyebrow or eyelid.

The good news is that injecting into this area for hyperhidrosis should also help with wrinkles as there will be diffusion into the muscle around the sweat glands that are being targeted.  Duration will depend on how many units are injected and we do not have an average for you as we do not typically inject this area.

Harold J. Kaplan, MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Botox and Dysport Effective for Forehead Sweating

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Botox and Dysport, when used for forehead wrinkles, also decrease forehead sweating. If these are used primarily for forehead sweating, one must be careful not to inject too many units or too low on the forehead to cause forehead or eyelid drooping. The effects of these toxins will last anywhere from 3-6 months in most people.

Diane Orlinsky, MD
Towson Dermatologic Surgeon

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