Botox for hyperhidrosis (underarm sweating) typically requires about 50 units per underarm (100 units total). Botox for underarm sweating is not a cure. It wears off after several months so you need to keep coming back for more injections. You should consider doing MiraDry for underarm sweating. It permanently reduces underarm sweating after one or two treatments.
How Much Botox Units is Needed to Treat Underarm Hyperhidrosis?
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MiraDry for underarm sweating
It Takes a Lot of Botox for Hyperhydrosis … But It Works Well
It takes about 50 units of Botox per arm to correct the medical condition known as hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating. Botox is not a permanent cure. Results only last about three to four months and then the procedure must be repeated. However, my patients who have had Botox to control this embarrassing condition have been very happy and continue to be treated. I hope this helps.
100 units for underarm sweating- now BOTOX covered under Australia's Medicare.
By law we have to use BOTOX not Dysport, and you get 100 units. Australia's Medicare scheme allows you to have 3 treatments, spaced 4 months apart per year.
All the best.
Dr Davin Lim
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Underarm sweating (hyperhidrosis)
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I like 50 units per arm pit. One of my nurses or my PA performs the procedure. It's a little time consuming, we book an hour for treatment which allows for time to numb the area with Betacaine, Lidocaine and Tetracaine (BLT) cream. Nearly all patients continue to return for treatments, which tells me it works. I am hopeful that the Botox cream proves effective, which would be nice, especially for hand and foot sweating. Those areas are painful to treat.
How much Botox needed for armpits
Although we have treated many people with 50 units per armpit, we do find better and more consistent results with longer duration (and no difference in side effects) when we use 100 units per armpit, so presuming insurance can cover the cost, we & our patients prefer the higher dose. Dr. Benjamin Barankin, Toronto Dermatology Centre.
Botox for underarm Hyperhidrosis
This is a very effective procedure.
If the hyperhidrosis is severe and it is refractory to other treatments, often some insurance plans will provide coverage.
We inject 50 units in each armpit, for a total dose of 100 units.
Botox for underarm hyperhidrosis
Most patients have gone through dry-sol and other treatments. We have the patient come in for an evaluation. We will usually place a topical numbing cream and then treat with 50 units of Botox in each armpit. Some of these patients are the happiest in the practice. I had one patient state that this is the first time in years that he had worn a powder blue dress shirt. It typically lasts about 6 months. We have had others that lasted considerably longer.
Dosing for Hyperhidrosis/Underarm Sweating
As the other panel members have indicated, most will start with a minimum of 50 units of Botox per underarm for a total of 100 units per treatment. Our patients have found value with this treatment especially when done before a special event (ex: wedding) or for hot, humid seasons.
We offer a discount on the cost of the product for these treatments since a patient is using an entire vial for one treatment. We would encourage you to ask for the same.
Please see the below link for more information on hyperhidrosis for underarm sweating.
Botox for hyperhidrosis
The number of units are 100 units (50 each side) on average. Make sure you doctor is an experienced physician. There are nerves and muscles in the area that can become inadvertantly involved if proper technique is not used. Good luck. This procedure is very effective!
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