Here’s a post about something else that you can use Botox for besides the standard fine line and wrinkle treatment. Botox for sweating is used around the country by thousands of people to help them eliminate excessive underarm sweat as well as facial sweat. If you’re the type of person that needs to bring an extra shirt with you when you go out and you’ve tried other options to no avail, Botox for excessive sweating is worth looking into.

Although Botox started off as a simple cosmetic treatment, it has been applied to muscular issues like migraines, spasms, and even sweating or “hyperhidrosis,” as science knows it.

If you’re interested in other lesser-known applications of Botox injections, check out our post on botox for treating migraines.

What is Botox?

Botox is an abbreviation for the “botulinum toxin,” one of the contributors to the disease botulism.

Botox is FDA approved. Botox is injected into areas where the muscles need to be relaxed or numbed in order to release the tension on the skin above. In essence, Botox paralyzes these underlying muscle groups in order to reduce wrinkles from the skin. This can also be applied to reducing the pain felt from migraines and reducing the amount of sweat that somebody has when they sweat excessively

How does Botox for sweating work?

Botox for sweating is very similar to getting Botox and any other type of way. What Botox does is paralyze muscles underneath the skin. This is what helps it relieve wrinkles on the skin surface. On that same note, it can also relax the muscles of the armpit that get tense, leading to underarm sweat.

When you hear people talking about armpit injections for sweat, usually they’re talking about Botox.

How much does Botox for sweating cost?

Botox injection cost varies depending on who is your doctor, where you live, how many locations you are having done, and what the Botox is being used to treat.

On average in the USA, you can expect the cost of two underarms to be around $1000 USD. Since hyperhidrosis is a medical condition, your insurance company might cover all or part of the cost. Usually, they will want to see that you’ve tried other options before resorting to Botox, but if nothing else has worked for you, they may help you out financially.

Botox for sweating side effects

Hundreds of studies have been done evaluating how safe Botox is to use. Most patients have no issues with it at all.

Some of the possible side effects might include:

  • Slight pain or bruising of the injection area
  • Headaches
  • Symptoms similar to the flu
  • Eyelid droop (facial injections only)
  • Dry eyes or excessive tearing (facial injections only)

There are also some serious, yet rare side effects of Botox. There are instances where Botox could affect your entire body, leading to numbness of the muscles. Patients can experience this for minutes, hours, days, or even weeks after the injections are done.

Some serious side effects of Botox can include:

  • Weakness of the muscles in large parts or the entire body
  • Loss of eyesight
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Bladder control issues
  • Botox for sweating (face)

Botox for excessive sweating can be applied to the face and head as well as the underarms. Even people who don’t sweat in other areas of the body sometimes sweat excessively from the face and head. Can make for some awkward social interactions, and generally on a healthy appearance.

Excessive sweating not due to any other illness or medication is known as primary hyperhidrosis. In these cases, Botox could be recommended. Botox works well, but due to the precise nature of a successful Botox injection, you need to use somebody who has experience doing these kinds of facial injections and fillers.

If you’re located in the Chicago area, Chicago cosmetic institute is an excellent choice for Botox injections, dermal fillers, and many other medical spa services.


If you have excessive sweating issues, checking with your primary care doctor is always the first step. Hyperhidrosis could be the issue if your excessive swelling is not due to any other medical conditions or medications that you are taking. In these cases, Botox is usually not the first solution but is a solution that can work to relieve excessive sweating of the face as well as the armpits.

Get in touch with Chicago cosmetic institute today if you would like more information on Botox for excessive sweating. We are happy to explain everything to you at the first consultation you have with us.

Thanks for reading,

CCI Team

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