Underarm sweating (Hyperhidrosis)
Underarm sweating can be an embarrassing problem that can affect so many men and women.
Underarm sweating for many often feels like the body has gone into overdrive, producing more sweat than what is actually required to regulate the body’s temperature.
How we treat underarm sweating?
Although there are many treatment options available Botox® has become a widely recognised treatment for axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating), gaining the FDA’s stamp of approval in 2004. To treat severe underarm sweating, Botox® works by blocking the secretion of the chemical that activates sweat glands. Sweat will not be produced in the area treated however will continue to be produced elsewhere in the body as normal.
Following treatment patients can expect to see a significant reduction in underarm sweating within 4 weeks. A review of the area will be arranged to follow up the patient and assess success.
Results can last up to 6 months however individual results may vary. Overall, the procedure is relatively quick and painless.
Botox® is a prescription-only medicine, all patients are required to have a face-to-face consultation before a treatment can take place (as per the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) guidelines).