Hyperhidrosis is the term used for excessive sweating. This condition can be generalised or localized to certain parts of the body. Increased sweating is a normal response to a rise in body temperature, and to emotions such as anxiety.
A treatment, which reduces sweating, is called an antiperspirant. This is different from a deodorant, which reduces odour, usually through an antibacterial effect. The two are often combined in the same product. Wearing loose fitting clothing can also help.
In instances where additional help is required, we can use Botulinum Toxin injections in the underarm area to prevent excessive sweating in this region.
Botulinum toxin can be injected into the skin in very small carefully controlled doses to block the action of the nerves which activate the sweat glands. This treatment usually works very well and the effect usually lasts 2-6 months, although some patients may continue to benefit for 12 months, and the treatment can be repeated.
What Areas Can Be Treated With Botox?
Botulinum toxin is only licensed for underarm sweating and not for large areas. The skin can be numbed with an anaesthetic cream or injection, but this is often not needed as underarm skin is not very sensitive. Botulinum toxin is not commonly used in the palms and soles because it can cause temporary weakness of hand and foot muscles and is painful.
What Can I Expect After Treatment?
You can resume your normal activities immediately after receiving Botox injections. It will take between two and seven days for you to stop sweating in the treated area. It can take two weeks for total dryness.
Treatments that can help
These treatments can help with this condition.
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