Excessive Sweating


Excessive sweating (hyperhydrosis) is a difficult condition to live with. This common condition can cause much embarrassment for the individual, and may significantly interfere with their social and professional life. Additionally, hyperhydrosis of the axilla (armpit) can permanently stain clothing, requiring frequent purchasing of new clothes.

In the past hyperhydrosis was treated with application of special anti-perspirants to affected areas. Unfortunately these antiperspirants were frequently ineffective or poorly tolerated. Severe cases of axillary hyperhydrosis can also be managed with an operation to permanently divide the nerves responsible for stimulation of the sweat glands in the region.

Botulinum toxin (Botox®, Dysport®) is a recognized, safe and very effective alternative to the above treatments. Treatment of hyperhydrosis with Botulinum toxin has become very popular over recent years. This minimally invasive procedure involves administering multiple small injections of Botulinum toxin to the affected areas, blocking the nerve pathways responsible for sweating. There is no down time associated with this treatment and results last for 3-4 months.

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