Botox Treatment for Sweaty Armpits

Botulinum Toxin Injection for Sweaty Armpits

Axillary hyperhidrosis or simply excessive sweating can be a serious issue especially if it interferes with daily activities. There are a few factors that contribute to excessive sweating, like metabolic, neurological, psychiatric, or endocrine to name a few. However, the exact cause is unknown apart from a clear genetic background.

For those who still experience excessive sweating despite all effort in using over the counter antiperspirants, a botulinum toxin injection is the option. 

HOW DOES BOTULINUM TOXIN INJECTION STOP EXCESSIVE SWEATING

Botulinum toxin blocks the release of a chemical from nerve fibres that stimulate the release of sweat from the sweat glands. This causes a localised, long-lasting but reversible effect of sweating.

DO I NEED REPEATED SESSIONS

Effect of the injections can vary from patient to patient. However, multiple sessions may be required to achieve greater efficacy.

HOW LONG DOES IT LAST

This may also vary from patient to patient. According to one study done in Europe, an average reduction in sweat production was achieved at 83.5%. The average effect of the botulinum toxin injection was about 7 months after a single treatment. Nearly a third of the patients only did one injection and lasted for at least 16 months.

There are also few studies that were done which resulted in a significant decrease in sweat production.

At present, Botulinum toxin injection is now the treatment of choice for axillary hyperhidrosis if topical treatments are ineffective.

Botulinum toxin injection for axillary hyperhidrosis is available in our Dubai Healthcare City clinic, London Centre for aesthetic Surgery Gulf. If you require more information or would like to book an appointment, please contact us at +971 4 375 2393/ +971 4 375 9764 or email us at gulf@LCAS.com or visit us at www.LCAS.ae.

Drs. Maurizio and Roberto Viel have over 25 years of experience in the field of cosmetic surgery industry and are known for their expertise in cosmetic treatments and aesthetic surgeries.