To treat excessive sweating, we inject Botox. Botox is a natural, purified protein with the ability to temporarily block the secretion of the chemical that is responsible for “turning on” the body’s sweat glands. By blocking the chemical messenger, the muscular action that produces sweat is “turned off”. Botox injections are very shallow, meaning that the protein is injected just below the surface of the skin, where it remains. The results last approximately 6-9 months.