Botox is proven to be a useful treatment for the relief of severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis in patients unable to obtain relief using antiperspirants. Primary Hyperhidrosis means excessive sweating which is not caused by a medical condition.
During this procedure, a very fine needle is used to inject small amounts of botulinum toxin just under the skin near the sweat glands responsible for excessive perspiration. Multiple injections are given based on the assessment of the area that needs to be treated.
Using tiny injections of botulinum toxin to alleviate the symptoms of hyperhidrosis is a promising approach. Research has shown that treating the armpits, with botulinum toxin is safe and effective.
Botulinum toxin is a purified protein with the ability to temporarily block the secretion of the chemical in the nervous system that is responsible for "turning on" the body's sweat glands. By blocking, or interrupting, this chemical messenger, botulinum toxin "turns off" sweating at the area where it has been injected. This does not affect sweating anywhere else in the body just the underarm area.
The treatment takes about 30 minutes and it does not demand any restrictions in work or leisure activity (aside from refraining from intensive exercise or the use of a sauna on the day of the injections).
Botulinum toxin injections do not cure hyperhidrosis; your symptoms will return gradually. Follow-up injections are required to maintain dryness. These repeat injections may be necessary at intervals varying from 3 to 12 months.
NB A full consultation needs to be carried out prior to any treatment to determine your suitability also information of different options will be given.