Excessive underarm sweating is medically known as axillary hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis may significantly alter your lifestyle due to limitations with clothing choices, embarrassing sweat rings on shirts and a pungent odor. Many individuals are affected by hyperhidrosis but don’t know the range of sweaty armpits treatment options with Botox and lasers to get the sweating under control.

Hyperhidrosis results from overactive sweat glands, which is easily treatable with sweaty armpits treatment procedures. Since there are two two glands in the armpit, excessive underarm sweating is common. Your apocrine gland is what produces the odor while sweating. Additionally, your eccrine gland secretes clear, odorless fluid to cool the body.


When multiple daily showers and deodorants don’t resolve excessive sweaty armpits, you are most likely suffering from hyperhidrosis. It affects men and women equally. While menopause, stress or medication such as anti-depressants may contribute to excessive sweating, often it is just the result of overactive sweat glands.

Hyperhidrosis treatment can usually be controlled with over-the-counter antiperspirants in the regular or prescription strength formulations. For those who need additional sweaty armpit treatment, a prescription from a dermatologist is available with a more heavy-duty aluminum-based formulation. When even prescription antiperspirants don’t work as a sweaty armpits treatment, a dermatologist can assist with either hyperhidrosis Botox treatment or laser treatment.

Los Angeles Botox for Excessive Sweating

When even prescription antiperspirants don’t work as a sweaty armpits treatment, a dermatologist can assist with either hyperhidrosis Botox treatment or laser treatment (image: Creative Commons/Flickr)*


Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) is a formulation of the botulinum toxin type A, which is injected to the armpit region for hyperhidrosis Botox treatment. Botox blocks the nerves that control sweating by inhibiting the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter.

Without this input, the activity of sweat glands will become more regular for sweaty armpits treatment. However, hyperhidrosis Botox treatment is a temporary method to control excessive sweating since new nerves grow back that affect sweating levels. Please note that Botox treatments work for most patients but may for others if it doesn’t block the sweat ducts enough.

Laser procedures for sweaty armpits treatment requires two treatment sessions and also destroys the sweat glands. Since the sweat glands do not regenerate, laser treatments provide long-term relief from excessive sweating in a very short treatment time. Both hyperhidrosis Botox treatments and laser treatments are usually considered a cosmetic procedure, so please not that insurance will typically not cover the costs.

Laser procedures typically require just two treatments to diminish underarm sweating. Because of this, laser procedures for sweaty armpits usually offer a faster, more effective solution since you need multiple Botox injections for continuous efficacy. Laser treatments do require numbing but the only side effects are temporary pain and mild swelling.

Dr. Umar offers consultations and treatment options for numerous skin conditions, including excessive underarm sweating. He has an array of patient photos and videos that demonstrate his expertise and artistry to give potential patients a better idea of his services. He gives accurate recommendations to patients on what will work best for their goals and skin issues. Often treatment solutions vary immensely based on the severity of the skin condition and patient.

To make an appointment at FineTouch Dermatology with Dr. Umar, call (310) 318-1500. For more information on Botox, read https://www.finetouchdermatology.com/botox-for-excess-sweating-services/.