Sweating is normal and necessary to control body temperature during exercise and in warmer surroundings. Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating affects about 1% or 2% of the population.
It can occur in many different areas of the body, and it affects both sexes equally, and all races. Hyperhidrosis is not a temporary condition and it can severely impact the daily life of people who suffer from it.
We use Botulinum Toxin A injections to treat this condition by injecting it into the underarm skin. This permanently blocks nerve endings so that no further sweat can be produced from the sweat glands. Excessive underarm / armpit sweating is then stopped for approximately 5-8 months. After this time the treatment can be repeated.
The Botox injection itself is relatively quick and painless. Firstly, the skin area will be cleaned to avoid infection. Then the Botox