Aside from Reducing the Amount of Sweating, is There Another Benefit of Getting Botox Injections in the Armpit?

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Botox for underarm excessive sweating

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botox can reduce axiallary hyperhidrosis. As bad odor is caused by apocrine not eccrine sweat, and botox decreases eccrine sweat, I can't be sure that botox will decrease odor. The major, if not sole benefit of botox in the underarms of those afflicted with hyperhidrosis, is reduced sweating.

Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
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Benefits of Botox treatment in armpits

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Basically, you'll get all the benefits of not excessively sweating in the area. You won't smell as bad and  you won't be embarrassed of pit stains. 

Benefits of Botox in the armpit

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The benefits of Botox injections for Hyperhidrosis in the armpit have ben well enumerated by the panel of experts:

Reduced sweating,  reduced chance of bad odor, reduced chance of ruining silk, cotton, wool or even leather clothes.

I have a grateful patient who relates that a major benefit is lack of the feeling of sweat dripping along the side of his chest during a professional or romantic conversation.

Always make sure that you are being treated by an experienced  Board Certified Dermatologist or Plastic Surgeon.

Eugene Mandrea, MD
Chicago Dermatologist
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Underarm benefits with Botox

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All good feedback from panel members.  However, your question was whether or not there were other benefits to receiving Botox to the underarms besides the issue of excessive sweating.  Besides this treatment also helping with odor and perspiration stains, there would be no other uses. 

Some of our patients will plan for this treatment in advance of a special occasion or an upcoming hot season. 


Harold J. Kaplan, MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

Benefits of Botox Injections in the Armpit for Excessive Sweating

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Botox injections for hyperhidrosis – a true over production of sweat, not just annoying sweat, is FDA approved.  Botox will typically reduce the amount of sweating in the armpits for approximately six months.  Some people, but not all, find a reduction in odor from the armpit area.  Aside from significantly reducing the amount of sweat production in the armpits, Botox also reduces the need for deodorant and in some anti-perspirant altogether.  This helps to eliminate the embarrassing white spots on clothes and wet rings on shirts.

Karyn Grossman, MD
Santa Monica Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 reviews

Benefits from Botox for underarms

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Botox is beneficial for many conditions, including hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating in the underarms, palms, soles, and other places. Along with reducing sweat reduction and the associated clothing stains, since there is less sweat around in the area, there is typically less bacterial overgrowth and thus less underarm odor. Some patients have also expressed to me slowed hair growth in the treated area.

Benjamin Barankin, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologic Surgeon

Botox for underarm sweating

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There are several benefits for treating underarm sweating. First of all it will decrease body odor. But the added benefit is that you will not ruin your clothes with perspiration stains.You will have much more freedom in wearing the clothes you want to wear because you won't have to fear ruining them. Ruining that nice silk blouse or that great suit you have can get very expensive.

Esta Kronberg, MD
Houston Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

Botox for excessive underarm sweating

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Botox is a very effective treatment for excessive underarm sweating. If a patient has an issue of excessive sweating which results in an odor problem then control of their sweating should help with this issue as well. However in the absence of excessive sweating one should not expect an improvement in odor because Botox has no effect on the apocrine glands.

Ted Brezel, MD
Long Island Dermatologic Surgeon

Botox for Hyperhidrosis

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Other than reducing the amount of underarm sweating, there really is no other direst benefit of Botox injections in this area. Excessive sweating, known as hyperhidrosis, can be alleviated with Botox Therapeutic or Dysport injections directly into the affected skin. They temporarily block the sweat glands which are responsible for excessive perspiration. Many health insurance plans will pay for this treatment but only if it can be documented that you have had unsuccessful treatments with conventional therapies first.


Mitchell Schwartz, MD
South Burlington Dermatologic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

Botox injections in the armpit

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The main benefit of Botox injections under the armpits is for excessive sweating. Excessive sweating leads to underarm odor in some patients so this may be an added benefit as well. Best regards!

Michael Elam, MD
Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 218 reviews

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