Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)
Botulinum toxin (Botox) can be used as an
effective excessive sweating treatment (hyperhidrosis) in areas such as the armpits or hands. It can be injected into sweat glands to block the nerve impulses that cause your body to sweat without
affecting other nerve functions.
What is Hyperhidrosis?
Sweating is completely normal and necessary for the body to reduce heat. Severe, or excessive
sweating is known as hyperhidrosis. Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis is caused by overactivity in the sweat glands which produces sweat in greater amounts than the body actually needs. Both men
and women can be affected.
Treating excessive sweating
If you suffer from sweating excessively, you can be treated with injections of botulinum toxin
(Botox). It enters the sweat glands and blocks the nerve impulses without affecting other nerve functions. Within 10 days the full effects will be
noticeable and sweating will be significantly reduced. The effects will last for several months, leaving you feeling more confident and able to enjoy life without worrying about damp armpits and