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Problematic / Excessive Sweating

Excessive  underarm sweating, or hyperhidrosis, is a very common medical problem that involves overactive sweat glands.. Contrary to popular belief, excessive sweating has absolutely nothing to do with personal hygiene. Everyone sweats. It’s a natural mechanism the body uses to cool its internal temperature and it is an important part of your physical health.

As you may know, people with this condition do different things to try and cope:

  • Change clothes frequently.
  • Try and put absorbent materials under clothing.
  • Avoid certain fabrics and styles of clothes.

If your condition is significantly interfering with your daily activities, you need to seek medical advise and treatment. The most common area to be affected by excess sweating is the underarms and, although there is no natural cure for excessive sweating, there are ways to prevent, or calm, the outcome.

Can Botulinum Toxin Treatment Help?

Botulinum Toxin  treatment helps control the symptoms of severe underarm sweating, by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. The sweat glands do not receive the chemical signal and the severe sweating stops. The Botulinum toxin injections are expected to temporarily stop the production of excessive sweat in the treated area only. Sweat continues to be produced elsewhere.

Where Does the Sweat Go?

Your sweat does not of anywhere or get backed up because sweat is simply not produced in the area treated with Botulinum Toxin. The rest of your body will produce moisture normally.

Getting Treated

Botulinum Toxin A  treatment for severe underarm sweating is not appropriate for all sufferers and you will need to consult with your doctor to determine if it is the right treatment for you.  The procedure is done in the doctor’s rooms, a small amount of Botulinum Toxin is injected into the affected area through a very fine needle, about 15 – 20 injections are made to the underarm area per side. The actual procedure takes about 15 – 20 minutes and lasts up to 201 days of 6.7 months. You should notice a significant reduction in underarm sweating within 4 weeks of your first treatment.

Contact us now to find out how to prevent excessive sweating in your underarm area.

R 4500.00 / treatment