I have personally found Botox to be the answer to my excessive sweating. It has been used for the past 14 years to relax eye muscles and neck spasms. It has received much press as a way to smooth out wrinkles of the face and forehead. However, there has not been much publicity about it treating excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) despite the fact that over 8 MILLION people suffer from this condition! People “in the know” have been using it for years to prevent unwanted sweating of the hands and underarms. From teenagers who are afraid to wear certain color shirts to businessmen who are afraid to shake hands to models, actresses and brides who can’t afford to stain thousand dollar gowns.
Dr. Alan Scott, developer of Botox “It literally stops sweating. During the Oscars, in an auditorium packed with presumably tense people waiting to learn whether they had won or lost, nary a drop of perspiration.”

There are approximately 15-20 injections per side, usually using 50 Units of Botox per side. The injections are made with the thinnest needle available. The injections under the arm require no anesthesia andwith the syringes being changed frequently, cause minor stinging For injections of the hands and feet, twice the amount of Botox needs to be utilized due to the larger surface area that needs to be treated and the less diffuse spread of the Botox. Since 40-50 injections need to be given per side (100 Units per side), we use nerve blocks to the hands and feet to prevent any discomfort. These are easily done and make a great difference to the patient. Since I am a Board Certified Anesthesiologist, I adapted a 100 year old technique to numb the hands and feet to make these injections virtually pain free
You can read about the Modified Bier Block Technique HERE or see me perform it HERE.
The length of time that the Botox works depends on the site. For axillary sweating, the average time of relief is about 7 months with some patients getting up to a year of being sweat free. The hands and feet are sweat free for average of 4-6 months with some patients being sweat free for up to a year.
Botox may cause serious side effects that can be life threatening, including problems swallowing, speaking, or breathing. Read all safety considerations for Botox first. Click Here.

Bridges Medical Clinic
1320 El Capitan Drive, Suite 410
Danville, CA 94526
Tel: 925-975-3353
Fax: 925-820-2267