Botox on Armpits? No More Sweat!

Not just for wrinkles: find out how Botox can be used on your armpits

Botox, also known as botulinum toxin, is a treatment used in medicine to reduce facial wrinkles. These days, armpit Botox is widely available as an alternative treatment for excessive sweating. This therapy is used by those who have primary hyperhidrosis to reduce excessive sweating.

How does it work?

The nerves that cause the sweat glands under the arms to activate are blocked by armpit Botox. Every time our body temperature increases because of heat or strenuous activity, it is activated. If you have hyperhidrosis, your sweat gland’s nerves are overly active, which makes you sweat more than usual.

Does Botox help with underarm sweating?

Botox, the brand name for botulinum toxin, is an injectable drug most famous for its ability to reduce wrinkles. But it also works well to reduce underarm perspiration. It reduces moisture under the arms by 82% to 87%. Dryness usually lasts three to twelve months.

Also reduced is body odor. Bacteria that prefer warm, moist environments are what give sweaty pits their foul odor. If the moisture is removed, the smell also disappears. But remember that armpit Botox is not a long-term fix. It’s a transient effect that lasts for no more than a year. You won’t be disappointed with the result either. There won’t be any armpit perspiration even after an hour of exercise, which may startle you at first because you’re not used to it.

How is Botox administered under the arms?

By your armpits, a medical professional will use a tiny needle to inject a tiny amount of Botox just beneath the skin’s surface. The process which makes your sweat glands produce sweat, will not be released due to the Botox.

Botox accomplishes this by essentially paralyzing the local nerves, which stops sweating only in the region where it was injected. In as little as two to four days, you should start to notice the full effects of the treatment in the form of decreased sweat production and body odor.

How to use Botox for sweating

Botox functions by momentarily preventing the chemicals that tell your glands to start sweating. The underarm region’s touch and sensation are unaffected. For the duration of the Botox treatment for underarm sweating, only one office visit is required.

Each armpit receives 25 injections during the procedure. Your healthcare professional will use a very small needle to inject a tiny amount of Botox each time, just beneath the skin’s surface.

Some patients don’t even notice the injections. However, if they do, they claim that it is more uncomfortable than it is painful. It resembles the snap of a rubber band. In about three to four days, you should notice an improvement in your sweating. Around two weeks later, the full, moisture-busting effects appear.

The time frame of the procedure

Armpit Botox only requires 10 to 40 minutes of your time, in contrast to prescription-strength deodorant. Moreover, since the treatment only lasts for a year or less, you do not need to perform this procedure every night.

What is the experience like for Botox injections?

Although the injections only take 20 to 30 minutes, your appointment will probably last about 45 minutes. The most effective Botox injections are administered by skilled medical professionals. Injections can be administered during a visit and don’t take very long. A specialist will use a fine needle to puncture your skin with ink and inject the Botox medication just below the skin’s surface.

A grid pattern of 15 to 20 injections will be given to you around the area that concerns you. Your doctor might administer ice or a numbing agent to ease your pain. Once your Botox injections are complete, you can resume your job and normal activities. Your doctor will probably ask you to make a second appointment so they can check on you and touch up any missed areas.

Benefits of Botox for armpits


Every time we undergo a procedure that is unfamiliar to us, safety is our top priority. Will it be secure? Fortunately, aside from its usual side effects, armpit Botox has no harmful effects on the body. There’s no need to be concerned because the FDA has approved it!


Every year, millions of people worldwide engage in this activity, including famous people and other prominent influencers. Botox for armpits works!

Guaranteed Success

The only cosmetic procedure with a 95% patient satisfaction rate and few side effects is this one.


There won’t be any obvious scars or marks on the armpits following the procedure.

If you suffer from hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating, it can be difficult to wear a white or gray shirt. Occasionally, this condition causes psychological issues because of insecurities and shame.

There is no immediate need for armpit Botox if you have minimal sweating brought on by other medical issues or the side effects of medication. Antiperspirant with prescription strength is advised.

On the other hand, if you have excessive sweating, you might think about getting armpit Botox. Visit our webpage at VIDA Wellness and Beauty, to learn more about Botox on armpits and how you can receive the treatment you need to aid you. You can also visit our website for more information and schedule an appointment. Whatever you decide, never forget how important it is to take good care of your underarms!

Dr. Juan Carlos Fuentes

Dr. Juan Carlos Fuentes, MD Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon practicing at VIDA clinic Tijuana. Dr. Fuentes served as Chief of Residents in Plastic Surgery in Guadalajara. His postgraduate fellowship training was also completed at the University of California at Irvine and at Texas University. Specializes in Facial Rejuvenation, Rhinoplasty, Botox & Facial Fillers, Brow Lift, Blepharoplasty, Facial Enhancement and more. He is a member of the Mexican Association of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery (A.M.C.P.E.R.), American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (A.S.A.P.S.), San Diego International Plastic Surgery Society, Tijuana Medical Association, International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (I.S.A.P.S.) and The Rhinoplasty Society.