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Will I still have a sweating problem after botox?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Nope the opposite

No. Botulinum toxin is used to diminish stimulation of sweat glands.

In brief: Nope the opposite

No. Botulinum toxin is used to diminish stimulation of sweat glands.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Joseph Campanelli
Botox does not cure excessive sweating, rather it treats it for about 6-9 months. Once the Botox has worn off, the excessive sweating will return.
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: YES

Botox is placed in the underarm region, you will not sweat for at least 3-6 months, and perhaps longer. For the 3-6 months most wont have sweating problems but they will return when it wears off.
Most people who have used Botox for excessive sweating are thrilled with the results.

In brief: YES

Botox is placed in the underarm region, you will not sweat for at least 3-6 months, and perhaps longer. For the 3-6 months most wont have sweating problems but they will return when it wears off.
Most people who have used Botox for excessive sweating are thrilled with the results.
Dr. Thomas Wright
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Dr. Nina Naidu
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Botox hyperhidrosis

If Botox is placed in the underarm region, you will not sweat for at least 3-4 months, and perhaps longer. Most people who have used Botox for excessive sweating are thrilled with the results.

In brief: Botox hyperhidrosis

If Botox is placed in the underarm region, you will not sweat for at least 3-4 months, and perhaps longer. Most people who have used Botox for excessive sweating are thrilled with the results.
Dr. Nina Naidu
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Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Not immediately

If enough Botox is given sweating will certainly diminish markedly.
Interestingly sweating will often increase in other areas such as the soles of the feet. The Botox effect lasts for 3-4 months then needs to be injected again. A new topically applied botulism toxin should be available in the near future for sweating.

In brief: Not immediately

If enough Botox is given sweating will certainly diminish markedly.
Interestingly sweating will often increase in other areas such as the soles of the feet. The Botox effect lasts for 3-4 months then needs to be injected again. A new topically applied botulism toxin should be available in the near future for sweating.
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
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Dr. Steven Harris
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Yes, but much less

First, i assume you mean Botox given as injections in the underarm area to improve problem perspiration? Botox given elsewhere for other reasons has no effect on sweating.
My patients report that a single series of injections lasts 4-6 months and that they have very little sweating in the treated areas that whole time.

In brief: Yes, but much less

First, i assume you mean Botox given as injections in the underarm area to improve problem perspiration? Botox given elsewhere for other reasons has no effect on sweating.
My patients report that a single series of injections lasts 4-6 months and that they have very little sweating in the treated areas that whole time.
Dr. Steven Harris
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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Botox for sweating

Botox/ Dysport treatment for excessive sweating is temporary.
For the underarms, 100/300 units is use to inhibit sweating. The effect lasts 4-6 months, after which another treatment will be needed for continued control. For more permanent control of sweating try the smartlipo laser treatment. In studies, up to 82% of treated patients had good to excellent results (reduction/ resolution).

In brief: Botox for sweating

Botox/ Dysport treatment for excessive sweating is temporary.
For the underarms, 100/300 units is use to inhibit sweating. The effect lasts 4-6 months, after which another treatment will be needed for continued control. For more permanent control of sweating try the smartlipo laser treatment. In studies, up to 82% of treated patients had good to excellent results (reduction/ resolution).
Dr. Anifat Balogun
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