Does Botox for Hyperhidrosis Hurt?


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Obviously everyone’s individual pain threshold is different, and it is difficult to measure. Injections do tend to hurt, or at the very least cause some discomfort. The amount of pain you experience can depend on the severity of the sweating, and thus how many units of Botox need to be injected, and also the area in which you are having the treatment.

How Painful Is Botox For Underarm (Axillary) Hyperhidrosis?

  • For many, the discomfort or pain when having underarm hyperhidrosis treated with Botox is mild. Even without pain relief, the procedure is very bearable, as the procedure is quite quick and the injections are relatively superficial.
  • Some even say that the procedure causes less pain than having a blood test.
  • Others may have a lower pain threshold and thus find it quite painful. In these instances an anaesthetic cream might be used, or ice packs.
  • Overall, Botox injections in the underarms are very well tolerated.

How Painful Is Botox For Hyperhidrosis In The Hands (Palmar)?

  • Botox injections here tend to be a lot more painful than when they are used to treat underarm hyperhidrosis.
  • It’s rare that they would be tolerable without some form of anaesthesia.
  • There are some very effective forms of pain relief that are used with this procedure. Nerve blocks can be injected to numb the hand. Simply applying ice and pressure can work well too.

How Painful Is Botox For Hyperhidrosis In The Feet (Plantar)?

  • During this procedure, the pain experienced is similar to that experienced during Botox for Palmar hyperhidrosis. Without any form of pain relief, it can be extremely painful.
  • Nerve blocks are very effective here as well, with patients reports that they felt no pain during the procedure, only movement at their feet.

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