Hyperhydrosis – Sweat reduction treatment
Botulinum toxin type A, commonly known as "Botox", is a treatment given by injection into the skin to treat the symptoms of severe underarm sweating. It is licensed in the UK for treating localised hyperhidrosis of the armpits (axillae).
What is the treatment for hyperhidrosis?
This treatment is not a cure for hyperhidrosis, it only provides temporary relief but to receive maximum effect the treatment may need to be repeated every three to six months.
Both arms are treated at the same time with Iodine applied to the planned areas to identify sweat glands so please consider this if you have unknown allergy or sensitivity to iodine and an alternative marking can be used.
There is some swelling and rarely bruising to the injection site may occur that will last a few days which can be helped by applying a cold compress and taking mild painkillers such as Paracetamol.