Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), especially in the armpit area, is a significant burden for many patients. An efficient method is now available with botulinum toxin therapy.
You may already know that overactive muscles are injected with botulinum toxin to weaken muscle activity. This approach can also be used for excessive sweating. In every sweat gland there is a muscle, which contracts and therefore secretes sweat (autonomic nervous system). These muscle fibres can be immobilized with botulinum toxin (Botox), which blocks the activity of the sweat glands. The treatment is done under local anaesthesia and the corresponding underarm area is treated with a plurality of superficial injections with fine needles. The treatment takes effect after 7 -10 days and lasts approximately 6 to 9 months.