Easy answer on this one, “Yes”. Botox has been given FDA approval to be used for excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis.
There are a few things you need to know before you head off to your doctor’s office. First, it takes an entire bottle of Botox to treat both armpits so depending on your doctor’s fee schedule you may be looking at a $900 to $1200 bill. Secondly, your body perspires to cool you off, so if you do not sweat from your armpits you will sweat elsewhere because your body will cool itself off. Nature has made us that way.
Should you decide to have this done the treatments are easy and only take a few minutes. The effects tend to last about 6 months in my experience. I only have a few patients willing to spend this much money but the ones who do are pleased with the results.
Lee Corbett, MD