Excess Underarm Sweating
medical history is taken to determine your suitability for the treatment.
Botulinum toxin is injected into the affected area to prevent the sweat glands from over producing sweat. Botulinum toxin, when injected into the vicinity of the sweat glands, blocks the release of the acetylcholine, thereby temporarily reducing or abolishing sweat production.
Tiny injections of Botox® are administered to the affected area. The procedure takes 10-20 minutes to perform. The needle that is used is a very fine, a series of injections will be administered to the treatment area.
In approximately 3 to 5 days after treatment you will notice, a decrease of sweating, it may take 7-14 days to reach full effect. The effects usually last for approximately 4 to 8 months but it may extend up to 12 months as every person is different. Repeat treatments can be administered as the effects begin to ware off.
Normal activities can be resumed after 2 hours, including exercise. You should try and avoid the sun for the rest of the day, and ensure you don’t rub or irritate the treated area.
Risks and Complications
The risk/complications are very rare if they do occur, are usually mild and temporary which may include:
Swelling or temporary redness or bruising at the injection site
Soreness at the injection site. This is the most common side effect and should settle within a few hours
Hyperhidrosis is a condition characterised by abnormally increased sweating, excess of that required for regulation of body temperature. Hyperhidrosis can have a great effect on a person you may sweat so much that it soaks through your clothes. Besides disrupting normal daily activities, this type of heavy sweating can cause social anxiety and embarrassment.