Excessive Sweating | Auburn, AL
Sweating is your body’s normal cooling system. It helps to remove excess heat when the temperature is hot or your are exercising. Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating of the underarms, palms of hands, and soles of feet that occurs during normal daily activities. The condition can cause significant social anxiety when interacting with coworkers, friends and loved ones. Fortunately, there are a variety of treatments available for hyperhidrosis.
What is the treatment for excessive sweating?
- Over-the-counter antiperspirants
- Prescription strength topicals and antipersirants
- Botulinum toxin injections (Botox ® or Dysport ®)
- Surgery to remove the sweat glands or nerves leading to glands
What if I have tried topical antiperspirants and they do not work?
Botox ® (onbotulinumtoxinA) injections are FDA approved for the treatment of underarm sweating. More info.
Will insurance cover botulinum injections?
Yes, some insurance companies cover Botox ® for hyperhidrosis when other topical medications have failed. It varies from company to company, so call your insurance company today to find out if Botox ® is an option for you.
What does Botox ® cost if my insurance does not cover it?
Botox ® injections for hyperidrosis of the underarms generally require 50 units of Botox ® per side. This can vary from $1000 to $1300 per treatment. The cost for other areas varies according the amount of Botox ® used.
How long does Botox ® for excessive sweating last?
Studies have shown that Botox ® injections for hyperhidrosis last on average 6.7 months1.
Who is not a good candidate for Botox ® injections for excessive sweating?
- Pregnant or nursing mothers
- Sensitivity to Botox ® (onbotulinumtoxinA), Dysport ® (abobotulinumtoxinA), Xeomin ® (incobotulinumtoxinA), or Myobloc® (rimabotulinumtoxinB)
- Neuromuscular disorders (ALS, myasthenia gravis, Lambert-Eaton Syndrome, etc.)
1. Lowe NJ, Glaser DA, Eadie N, Daggett S, Kowalski JW, Lai PY, North American BOTOX® in Primary Axillary Hyperhidrosis Clinical Study Group. Botulinum toxin type A in the treatment of primary axillary hyperhidrosis: a 52-week multicenter double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study of efficacy and safety. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2007;56(4):604-611.