Botox injections are an efficient treatement of armpits, hands and facial excessive sweating. The dryness following the Botox injections for excessive sweating last about 5 to 9 months, depending of the severity of the condition. On average, 1 treatment every 6 to 12 months is necessary to control the excessive sweating.
The treatment is effective a week after the injection.
The possible side effects depend of the site of the injections and are all transient. Botox injections into the hands can be associated with a weakness of the grip of the hand. Botox into the forehead can be associated with a frozen forehead with limitation of rising the eyebrows, like after a cosmetic Botox injection.Botox contra-indications are detailed in the website in the Botox section.
We don’t perform a iodine starch-test before injecting a patient for hyperhydrosis. We perform it only in very localised sweating like the facial sweating after parotidectomy (Frey’s syndrome)
Botox treatment of armpits sweating
A grid with 15 squares is drawn with a skin pencil ( like an eyeliner pen), on each armpits.
An injection of 250 units Dysport or 100 units Botox or Xeomin is injected in each armpit, divided in 15 sites ( one injection in each square).
A spray of Ethylchloride can be used for the pain, but usually it’s not required.
The treatment session last 30 minutes but the injections take only 10 minutes to perform on each side.
All the injections are performed by dr Marion, who has a long experience in the treatment.
There is no bleeding and the patient can go back to work after the treatment.
botox treatment of hyperhidrosis, treatment of armpits sweating, Botox treatment of Frey’s syndrome