Excessive sweating (also known as Hyperhidrosis) is a problem that plagues many men and women especially in hot areas like Arizona. Hyperhidrosis(sweating) can occur anywhere on the body but is most often encountered on the hands, feet or underarms(axillae). Botox or its competitor Dysport blocks the chemical transmitter that causes sweating. It is used mainly for armpit sweating but can also be used for hands and feet . The injection of Botox or its competitor Dysport in the armpit areas can help patients control under armpit sweating for about 3 to 6 months
How Much Botox Units is Needed to Treat Underarm Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)? On average, our Physcian uses 50 units of Botox per side or 100 units total for most patients. The actual procedure takes less than 10 minutes.