Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)


Hyperhidrosis is abnormally excessive sweating that is not related to heat or exercise. It usually affects just one specific area, such as the palms of the hands, soles of the feet or underarm area. Although not life-threatening, it can be uncomfortable and cause embarrassment and psychological trauma. Although there are many treatments on the market, botulinum toxin injection is considered one of the safest and effective modalities of treatment. It blocks the nerves responsible for activating the sweat glands in the area and thus reduces sweating.

What you should know:

  • Length of procedure: 20-30 min
  • Anaesthesia: topical numbing cream
  • Results: 7- 10 days
  • Number of sessions: single session
  • Session intervals: none
  • Maintenance: as needed
  • Downtime: none
  • Please note: Blood screening tests are usually done before commencing the treatment to rule out internal or hormonal causes