Hyperhidrosis – Excessive Underarm Sweating

Most patients report a greater than 90% reduction in localised sweating following treatment with Botox.

The Treatment

Botox is a highly effective, non-surgical treatment for under arm hyperhydrosis with minimal risks. Tiny amounts of Botox are injected into the under arm area which then block the nerves that activate the sweat glands.

Treatment for hyperhydrosis takes around 30 minutes. A temporary dye may be used to establish the areas where perspiration is greatest. Several injections with an ultra-fine needle are made into the under arm area. Although the treatment is not painful, a topical anesthetic can be applied 45 minutes before the procedure to reduce discomfort.

The treatments require a frequency of approximately 6-12 monthly depending on treatment plan which will be fully discussed prior to commencing any treatment.

After Treatment

Results will typically be seen within 3-5 days of treatment with the full effect evident within 2 weeks. New nerve re-growth occurs in 6-12 weeks with the effect gradually wearing off within 4-6 months, although many patients have relief upto a year.

You may experience slight bruising, and a mild tingling around the area treated lasting 2-3 days after treatment. Discomfort can be alleviated by cooling with an ice-pack. Repeat injections may be required to reduce sweating to the desired level.