If you suffer from excessive sweating of the axilla, feet or hands, Botox injections to the affected areas might offer you much needed relief. Although we all sweat during exercise or the hot summer months, patients who suffer from hyperhidrosis sweat even when they are not exercising, or in winter.

Excessive sweating can have devastating functional, emotional and social impact on sufferers, making it difficult to perform daily functions.

The Botox injections can be administered in an outpatient setting. Injections in the hands and feet can be more painful, and a regional block may be performed prior to administering the injections. The injections interrupt the signal from the nerve to the sweat gland, hence reducing sweating in the affected areas. Between 80% and 95% of patients experience complete resolution or a reduction within a week or two, while the effect of treatments last between six months and in some cases longer than a year.

This is not a permanent solution but can be repeated over a patient’s lifetime.