Hyperhidrosis (excessive armpit sweating) can be an embarrassing problem for many people. Damp patches means avoiding certain clothes and it can lead to increased body odour. Our treatment for axillary hyperhidrosis (excess armpit sweating) can be life changing and significantly reduce the amount of sweating for up to 6-9 months.
Using the same product as we use in our anti-wrinkle injections can have many different actions. Botox is injected just under the surface of the skin where it blocks the signal from the brain to the sweat glands. This gives a reduction in sweat production. This signal blocking can last 6-9 months (occasionally longer). Hyperhidrosis treatment causes only minimal pain as the skin in the armpits is not particularly sensitive and numbing cream can be used if desired. The procedure takes around 30 minutes to perform and results should be seen at around one week post procedure. Most patients report around a 95%+ reduction in sweating, with results lasting 6-9 months. Potential side effects are a little redness and swelling to the injected areas with no downtime.