Skip To Content

    Chrissy Teigen Revealed On Instagram She Got Botox On Her Armpits To Stop Sweating

    Apparently, Botox is sometimes used to treat hyperhidrosis (aka excessive sweating).

    Chrissy Teigen has never shied away from disclosing personal aspects of her life.

    buzzfeed.com

    She's talked about her experience of breastfeeding, plastic surgery, and post-partum depression, among other topics.

    And last night, she took to her Instagram stories to open up about yet another topic — excessive armpit sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis — and shared how she got Botox to treat it.

    Getty Images

    In the story, Teigen shouts out her LA-based plastic surgeon Dr. Jason Diamond and shares how Botoxing her armpits is the "best move" she's ever made, mentioning how she can now wear silk again.

    Instagram / ChrissyTeigen

    Her doctor then proceeded to poke her about a dozen times with the syringe, which Teigen mentioned, "really isn't anything." The whole treatment was over in just a few minutes. 😲

    It all reads rather PR-y, but then, what doesn't when it appears on an Instagram account with over 25 million followers?

    If you haven't heard about Botox for sweating, you should definitely read up on all the science around it before considering it for yourself.

    Comedy Central

    According to the International Hyperhidrosis Society, Botox has been approved for the treatment of excessive sweating of the underarms in "patients unable to obtain relief using antiperspirants."

    What does the treatment consist of? During treatment, the doctor uses a very fine needle to inject tiny amounts of Botox just under the skin, in a grid pattern.

    And how does it work? Well, Botox blocks the secretion of the chemical that is responsible for "turning on" the body's sweat glands. Your body's thermoregulation is little cause for worry, by the way, since localized body areas, like your armpits, house only a small percentage of the body's sweat glands.

    The cons are that it's pretty pricey (about $1,000 total) AND there's a chance of some rare but serious side effects, like trouble seeing and difficulty in breathing.

    Before considering Botox for yourself, you should definitely look into natural remedies like antiperspirants, looser clothing, moisture-wicking fabrics, and armpit shields.

    And whether you're just moderately sweaty or excessively sweaty, just remember that, well, you're definitely not alone!

    VH1

    BuzzFeed Daily

    Keep up with the latest daily buzz with the BuzzFeed Daily newsletter!

    Newsletter signup form