Can BOTOX® Help Reduce Excessive Sweating?


Sweating is a natural process, but for some individuals, excessive sweating can be a source of embarrassment and discomfort. The good news? Treatments like BOTOX, miraDry®, and Brella™ have helped countless people overcome this issue and feel confident in their skin.

Below, Dr. Nour Al-Hadidi, Dr. Sharon Fang, and Dr. Anthony Janiga discuss what causes excessive sweating (also called hyperhidrosis) and how each option works to help provide relief. Call Oak Dermatology to book an appointment in Naperville, Itasca, or Joliet, IL. Patients are impressed with their results.

What causes excessive sweating?

You may be wondering why some people sweat more than others. The truth is that there isn't always a clear answer. Hyperhidrosis may run in the family, or it could be related to underlying medical conditions. In many cases, excessive sweating is simply a result of overactive sweat glands. These glands can be triggered by various factors like stress, spicy foods, and caffeine.

Common symptoms of hyperhidrosis include:

  • Visible sweating
  • Strong body odor
  • Skin irritation and infections due to constant moisture
  • Difficulty gripping objects or performing tasks due to sweaty hands
  • Social anxiety and self-consciousness

If you're worried about sweat stains or avoid certain activities because of excessive sweating, it's time to seek help. Let's take a closer look at the options available to combat hyperhidrosis.


Yes, you read that right — the same treatment used to reduce wrinkles can also help with excessive sweating. BOTOX works by blocking signals from the nerves that are responsible for sweating. The glands then become less active.

During a BOTOX appointment in Naperville, Itasca, or Joliet, IL, our professionals will administer tiny injections in the affected area. You may experience some mild discomfort, but overall, the procedure is generally considered painless and takes less than an hour. Results can last up to 12 months, and retreatment is necessary for continued relief.


Another popular option for hyperhidrosis treatment is miraDry. This process uses thermal technology to target and damage sweat glands in the underarms. With fewer sweat glands, your body will produce less sweat overall.

One of the best parts about miraDry is that it's designed to be long-lasting. Once the glands are damaged, they don't regenerate. This means there's no need for repeat appointments or ongoing maintenance. Most patients at Oak Dermatology see a significant reduction in underarm sweat after just one session, and results can last for years.


Last but not least, we have Brella, a revolutionary new hyperhidrosis treatment. Brella is a single-use disposable patch that can be applied to the underarm region. After wearing the patch for only three minutes, it blocks sweat for up to four months.

So, how does it work? Once the Brella patch is placed, the sodium on the sheet mixes with the sweat and produces a small amount of heat energy. This thermal energy damages the sweat glands and reduces sweat production. Results can last for months at a time and can be repeated once the effects wear off.

Find relief from hyperhidrosis

Excessive sweating can be challenging, but it doesn't have to control your life. With BOTOX, miraDry, and Brella available at Oak Dermatology, you can finally say goodbye to embarrassing sweat stains. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Nour Al-Hadidi, Dr. Sharon Fang, or Dr. Anthony Janiga and take the first step with hyperhidrosis treatment. Our professionals in Naperville, Itasca, and Joliet, IL, can make a difference in how you feel and present yourself to the world.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.