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Excessive Sweating Treatment (Hyperhidrosis)

BOTOX® is injected into the skin to treat the symptoms of severe underarm sweating (severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis) when medicines used on the skin (topical) do not work well enough in people 18 years and older. It is not known whether BOTOX® is safe or effective for severe sweating anywhere other than your armpits.

Excessive Sweating
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notts / london

Disclaimer: This page is for information only and complies with guidance issued by the MHRA in September 2014

What is Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is the medical term given when a person sweats excessively. This can be anywhere on the body, although the most common areas are:

  • armpits
  • palms of your hands
  • soles of your feet
  • face and chest
  • groin

How can the condition be treated?

Many people with hyperhidrosis are too embarrassed to seek medical help or believe that nothing can be done to improve it. If you suffer with excessive sweating in the armpit area, we can treat it with Botulinum Toxin (Botox®). This involves tiny injections of the drug into the area.

Who is the treatment suitable for?

If you feel that your armpit sweating is interfering with your daily activities, please contact us and book a consultation - we can help.

What happens during the procedure?

Botox is a prescription only medicine, so you will be asked to attend a consultation before the procedure. This will include discussing your medical history and an assessment will be performed prior to treatment. 

The procedure involves injections of the Botox into the armpit. It may be slightly uncomfortable but shouldn't hurt. A session typically takes no more than 30 minutes and you can get back to normal activities afterwards.

What are the side effects or risks?

Side effects are rare but some people may experience some redness or mild bruising at the site of the injection, and very occasionally the area might temporarily ache. It is also possible (but unlikely) that you can develop excessive sweating elsewhere.

What results can I typically expect?

Treating Hyperhidrosis with Botox has been approved by the medical authorities for the armpit area. Most patients that have this treatment experience significant improvement for 11-12 months.