In case of hyperhidrosis, Botox® is injected with a fine needle into the skin.
Every person perspires. Sweating is a normal mechanism of the body to control temperature. People with hyperhidrosis produce far more sweat than is necessary for merely controlling the body temperature. Excessive perspiration could potentially be embarrassing.
There is help for people who are affected by excessive perspiration. People with this condition can produce huge amounts of sweat. This means that particular parts of the body are always wet and sweaty. That can potentially be embarrassing for some people. This can make everyday activities very difficult and can lead to uncomfortable situations at the workplace or in the social environment.
Excessive sweating under the armpits is due to the over-activity of a specific type of perspiratory gland called the eccrine gland. Eccrine glands are essentially spread over the whole body, but in some areas they occur in a cumulative quantity, e.g. under the armpits. One should not underestimate that during menopause, excessive sweating starts occurring at different areas of the body.
In case of hyperhidrosis, Botox® is injected with a fine needle into the skin. The perspiratory glands stop producing sweat for the next 9 months and the displeasing body odour declines dramatically. The treatment can also be performed on hand palms and the soles of feet.