What is Hyperhydrosis?
Hyperhydrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating. It refers to any area of focal sweating – underarms, palms of the hands, soles of the feet. It is often present even in cooler weather and responds poorly to regular antiperspirants.
Botulinum toxin (Botox®) is FDA-approved for the treatment of underarm perspiration. Botulinum toxin works by blocking the nerves that activate the sweat glands to produce sweat. By essentially “paralzying” those nerves, there is a decrease in the amount of sweat produced.
Botulinum toxin for hyperhidrosis is 80-90% effective and the result can last for up to 9 months before a retreatment is required. This treatment can drastically improve quality of life and levels of self-confidance