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End Excessive Head Sweating with Botox


Botox® is a procedure that has been approved by the FDA and can be used to do many things, like get rid of wrinkles or stop sweating. For example, Botox injections into the scalp reduce sweat and oil production. This version of Botox use is called a craniofacial hyperhidrosis treatment.

The results can be life-changing for people with craniofacial hyperhidrosis. For those who style their hair, this treatment can help prolong a blowout significantly. For those who are embarrassed about how much they sweat from their heads, this treatment means peace of mind.

How Does Botox Work to Reduce Scalp Sweating?

Sweating happens when the skin’s nerve endings signal the sweat glands to release fluid. Botox reduces excessive sweating by preventing those “messages.” As a result, the sweat glands in a treated area will not produce perspiration for up to six months.

Why Are the Results Temporary?

Botox is not a permanent cure for excessive sweating because your body generates new nerve endings every six months. However, since these newly formed nerve endings have not been subjected to Botox, they will function normally, sending signals to the sweat glands to begin perspiration.

Botox Craniofacial Hyperhidrosis Treatment Procedure

During your consultation, Dr. Maurice Khosh will evaluate the areas that sweat excessively and determine the best course of action for Botox injection locations. Common areas treated include the hairline, scalp and the “T” zone (upper lip, nose and temples).

Dr. Khosh will clean the area with antiseptic, apply numbing cream (if necessary) and then inject the Botox with a fine needle. It is a relatively painless procedure.

The number of injections required will be determined by:

  • The circumference of your head—Botox injections on the scalp are typically spaced one square centimeter apart.
  • How much sweat you produce—the more severe your hyperhidrosis, the more Botox you will require to treat it.

You may need further injections in the year following the first treatment.

The effects of Botox are noticeable as soon as four days following the procedure and can last longer than six months for some people. The outpatient procedure for these injections takes about 15 minutes, after which you can return to your everyday life.

Scheduling a Consultation to End Excessive Head Sweating

Botox can provide relief if you have been diagnosed with craniofacial hyperhidrosis. Dr. Khosh can also diagnose and treat craniofacial hyperhidrosis if you think you have it but have not seen a doctor yet. Schedule a Botox consultation today to find out if we can stop you from sweating too much.

Posted on behalf of Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS

Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS
580 Park Avenue Suite 1BE,
New York, NY 10065
(212) 339-9988

What Dr. Khosh's Patients Say


Based on 174 reviews

Meredith G.
Saw Dr. Khosh for a fractured nose. He reset my nose beautifully (and with little discomfort to me) and then discussed some of my sinus issues with me upon my follow up visit. Never felt like he was rushing me out and felt very confident in his abilities. I would highly recommend to anyone needing plastic or reconstructive options!
Jackie C.
Great front office, really good experience after what was a terrible accident. I was made to feel comfortable. Dr. Khosh is very good at what he does. I'm still healing but I'm confident of the results
Kaitlin M.
Dr. Khosh takes exceptional care of his patients. He has operated on me twice, each time making me feel extremely comfortable and satisfied with the results. His staff is also very kind and knowledgeable.
Diana G.
Dr. Khosh & his staff Susan & Christine are absolutely amazing! They were so supportive & helpful from beginning to end & they are just wonderful people. Thank you guys I truly appreciate everything you guys have done for me. I would recommend them to anyone & everyone!
Joann M.
After visiting and being evaluated by several doctors, I kept going back to Dr. Khosh. His tranquil spirit and professionalism were captivating. Thank you for a job well done and keeping me calm throughout the entire process. A special thanks to your staff Susan and Christine for all of their support as well. Hi highly recommend Dr. Khosh.
Leah G.
Upon hearing of the overwhelmingly positive experience a friend of mine had in choosing Dr. Khosh as her surgeon, I decided to make an appointment for my own septoplasty/rhinoplasty/turbinate reduction. Although I was slightly skeptical as the praise I had heard seemed a bit hyperbolic, all uncertainty dissipated after meeting the Doctor and his staff. My pre- and post-operative experience was excellent in terms of concerns adequately addressed prior to the surgery and mitigation of any bruising in the convalescent period. Despite my apparent predisposition to rather slower healing, a year after the surgery, my nose looks really pretty and my breathing entirely unobstructed! I highly recommend Dr. Khosh!
Courtney G.
AMAZING!!!!!! I had Dr Khosh perform lipo on my chin/neck and my result is unbelievable! Better than I could have expected! I met with a couple of surgeons and the second I met with Dr Khosh I knew he was the one I was going with. He was compassionate and explained every detail of what would take place during the surgery and what to expect during recovery. I even emailed a few times during recovery with various questions and he got right back to me asap which was really comforting! I honestly fully recommend Dr Khosh, he did an amazing job and is an amazing person.
Frieda S.
i can finally breathe!! Dr. Khosh made the entire experience a breeze, it was truly a pleasure to be under his care. I am forever thankful and highly recommend him. Not only does his work speak for himself, but he has excellent bedside manner. His kindness and patience is above and beyond. He takes the time to answer to every question you have to help you understand the process while at the same time making you feel so comfortable. From the first consultation i knew i was in good hands. I am so pleased with the result and forever thankful.
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