Inject Botox into the Jaw Muscle or Salivary Glands for Gustatory Sweating?

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You can inject it into the jaw muscle, but that is usually to treat TMJ

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You can inject it into the jaw muscle, but that is usually to treat TMJ.  I would inquire with a BOTOX specialist regarding your particular situation.

Botox for Frey's syndrome or sweating instead of salivating

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This is commonly caused when the nerves that produce saliva production are diverted to the skin and produce sweating instead. Injecting the effected skin with Botox will minimize the effect of the nerves on the sweat glands.

Botox for Frey's syndrome

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What you describe is Frey's syndrome which involves sweating skin on the cheek when the parotid gland is stimulated by food to produce saliva. There may be a nerve miscommunication in this Syndrome and Botox injected into the skin may minimze the sweating.There may be unwanted side effects of affecting important facial muscles so see an expert in this field.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
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