Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for severe sweating, where patients with hyperhidrosis may sweat up to four or five times more than normal, far exceeding what is needed to regulate body temperature. Severe underarm sweating may be exacerbated by stress, emotion or exercise, but often occurs spontaneously. Botox® injections are a minimally invasive treatment approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2004 to treat the symptoms of severe underarm sweating
Is hyperhidrosis treatment right for me?
If your aim is to reduce the embarrassment and inconvenience cause by overactive sweat glands, the hyperhidrosis treatment is a safe and convenient option.
How does it work?
Botox® is the product name for injections containing a refined form of botulinum toxin known as Type A. When injected into areas of the skin that produce excess sweat, it effectively reduces perspiration. Botox blocks the actions of the nerves that supply the eccrine glands; this prevents the glands from producing sweat.
What happens during treatment?
The treatment itself is quick and painless and, just 20 minutes after your treatment, you are ready to continue with your day or go back to work. Using a very fine needle, Botox® is injected into multiple sites under the arm. You should notice a reduction in sweating within the first week after your treatment. This treatment can last up to 6 months
How will I feel during the hyperhidrosis treatment?
Apart from the small pinprick when the injections are given, this is a comfortable and painless procedure. Local anaesthetic can be used if you have particularly sensitive skin.