Excessive Sweating

Established in 2008, Derrow Dermatology is committed to providing the highest standard of dermatological care in a convenient, state-of-the-art setting to patients of all ages.

Has Your Excessive Sweating Become a Problem in Your Day-to-Day Life?

Is your sweating affecting the activities you participate in? Are you constantly finding yourself in embarrassing situations when it comes to excessive sweating? Would you like a treatment option that’s clinically proven to keep sweating at bay? If so, it might be time to think about Botox® treatments at Derrow Dermatology.

Although most patients consider Botox® a cosmetic treatment, many patients are turning to the injectable for medical reasons. For some people, excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) can be treated using a prescription antiperspirant or a form of topical or oral glycopyrrolate. For other people, these treatments don’t get the problem under control. If you fall into that category, Botox® may be able to help.

How Does Botox® Work for Excessive Sweating?

Botox® injections are FDA approved to treat primary axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating under the arms).  Using an extremely fine needle, your skilled provider will inject Botox® superficially into the skin in a series of injections spaced about one centimeter apart. Botox® is a neurotoxin that works by blocking the secretion of the chemical that causes overactive sweat glands. Patients can enjoy long-lasting results with this simple in-office procedure.

Am I a Good Candidate for Botox®?

You may be a candidate for the procedure if you aren’t getting satisfactory results from prescription antiperspirant. Botox® is FDA-approved to treat excessive sweating in the underarms (axillary hyperhidrosis). It’s also been clinically proven to treat other small areas of the body including:

  • Face & Head
  • Hands
  • Under the Breasts

Dr. Witt will speak with you about treating excessive sweating with Botox® in-depth at the time of your initial consultation.

How Long Does a Typical Treatment Take?

Botox® treatments for excessive sweating are done in-office. A typical treatment can be completed in a matter of minutes depending on the size of the treatment area. While most patients tolerate the procedure quite well, a topical anesthetic can be provided upon request. In these cases, we ask that you arrive early for your appointment.

What Results Will I See?

Most patients begin to see results in two to four days, and total dryness in about 2-weeks. Of course, results vary by individual, but most patients enjoy long-lasting results for at least four months, some for more than a year. Maintenance treatments are safe and effective as needed for excessive sweating.

Is There Any Downtime?

Botox® is a no-downtime procedure. Patients are able to quickly get their treatment and head back to work or their normal routine immediately. Side effects are typically mild with the injectable but may include redness, swelling, tenderness, or bruising at the injection site.