Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is a condition where the body produces more sweat than is needed to keep the body cool. This may be due to a variety of reasons- such as medication or a family history- and can cause embarrassment as well as disruption to daily activities.
One treatment available for hyperhidrosis is botox injection. Botulinum toxin (usually referred to as ‘botox’) is injected into the underarm area, and the toxin works by blocking the signal from the nerves. This effectively prevents the sweat glands from producing sweat and lasts between 3- 6 months.
There are relatively few risks associated with botox injections for hyperhidrosis in the underarms and it is highly effective in treating hyperhidrosis in this area. There is small possibility of pain or tenderness from the use of injections, and some patients may experience flu-like symptoms for the first 24 hours.
During your initial consultation, Mr Oluwole will discuss the procedure and any risks in detail with you.