Everybody sweats to regulate the temperature of their body, sweating during exercise is normal. Hyperhidrosis is a common condition where a person sweats excessively, maybe five times what would be considered normal. It is recorded to affect mainly adults from ages 18-54 years. Excessive sweating doesn’t usually pose a serious risk to a person’s health, but it can be embarrassing and distressing, staining clothes and complicating business and social interactions.
Hands, feet and underarms (axilla) are the common sites. The less common sites are the face, head, groin, back and chest.
Armpit (axillary) excessive sweating can easily be treated with Botulinum toxin. The axilla has large numbers of sweat glands and Botulinum toxin injections prevent the signal to perspire from reaching the glands. Small amounts are injected with very fine needles to several areas of the armpit to ensure that all of the sweat glands are targeted. Sweating normally reduces substantially within 48 hours and results can last for 6-12 months.
Botulinum toxin injections used to treat excessive sweating is extremely safe and there are hardly any side effects. Minor temporary side effects are itching, swelling and bruising.
As with Botulinum toxin used to treat wrinkles, there are certain groups of people who are advised not to undergo the procedure, such as pregnant and breastfeeding women.
You will have a consultation with our specialist aesthetic doctor and discuss your desired outcome. Following this, he/she will decide precisely where the injections will be inserted to create the best results.