Treating Axillary Hyperhidrosis with Botox

Treating  Axillary Hyperhidrosis with Botox
September 25, 2019 0 Comments

Do you find that you are constantly sweating or changing your shirt due to underarm sweat marks? If yes, you may have axillary hyperhidrosis, or in layman terms, excessive underarm sweating. Though hyperhidrosis isn’t dangerous to your health, excessive underarm sweating can cause a disruption of normal daily activities, social anxiety, and embarrassment.

At Denver Vein/EVEXIAS Medical Center Denver, we take great pride in helping our patients combat axillary hyperhidrosis and we are committed to helping them find a treatment that works for them.

What Causes Hyperhidrosis?

Sweating is the body’s natural “cool-down” mechanism. When your body temperature rises, the nervous system kicks into high gear and triggers the sweat glands to release the excess heat being stored in the body.

There are two forms of hyperhidrosis:

Primary focal (essential) hyperhidrosis-  is responsible for signaling the sweat glands to become overactive. Stress is known to worsen the issue.

Secondary hyperhidrosis- occurs when excessive sweating is due to a preexisting medical condition. It is less common and is more likely to cause full body sweating.

How can Botox help?

Botox essentially paralyzes overactive nerves and prevents sweating in the specific area where it’s injected. It has become a widely recognized treatment for axillary hyperhidrosis since its approval by the FDA, in 2004. 

The procedure only takes a few minutes to complete and is relatively painless. During the procedure, approximately 50 units of Botox are injected into each armpit and will typically control axillary hyperhidrosis for  6 to 9 months after receiving the injections. It is important to note that each individual is different, meaning that the amount of Botox used and its effectiveness may vary by patient.

Denver Vein/EVEXIAS Medical Center Denver is excited to start offering this modality to our patients and we look forward to serving you. Call now to schedule your consult and/or treatment (303) 777-8346 or you can email us at for more information.