Hyperhidrosis is the condition where patients experience excessive sweating. It most commonly affects the armpits, however, it can also affect the forehead, palms and feet. It is a common condition that is thought to affect 1% of the population. It can become quite severe resulting in the need for repeated change of clothes.
Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
Excessive Sweating Treatment Using Botox ®
Frequently Asked Questions
There are a number of different treatments available for this condition. The first steps include the use of anti-perspirants. These anti-perspirants often contain aluminum chloride. Some patients will see improvement with this simple treatment. In patients who have little improvement from anti-perspirants, the use of botulinum (Botox®) may offer some benefit.
Botulinum toxin, commonly known as Botox®, block the nerves supplying the ecrrine glands responsible for sweating. It can be used to treat localised areas of excessive sweating such as the armpits, palms or soles of feet.
The botulinum toxin treatment for hyperhidrosis is a temporary treatment and generally lasts up to about 4 months.
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