West Houston Dermatology

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Cosmetic Procedures

Botox for Sweating

Botox for Sweating

Botox blocks the transmission of chemical signals to the nerves that stimulate sweat glands to release sweat. The sweat glands themselves are not altered, just their ability to release sweat, and so sweating is reduced. Clinical studies show that 81% of patients treated with Botox had at least a 50% reduction in sweating in the areas injected.

Reduced sweating is usually seen within the first several days following treatment, but full benefit can take several weeks. Most patients see greatly decreased sweating for 6-8 months though injections can be repeated to ensure long term relief of sweating.

While most insurance companies are reimbursing for the procedure if other methods (topical and oral) have failed, our office staff will work with your insurance carrier to help align coverage.