Local botulinum toxin injections for hyperhidrosis decrease
Hyperhidrosis is more commonly known as excessive sweating. It is caused by the body’s nervous system over-stimulating the sweat glands and is a frustrating and embarrassing problem for around 1% of the population. Fortunately, treatment for excessive sweating with Botulinum toxin A (BOTOX®) can improve the quality of life for many.
BOTOX® is perhaps better known as an injection treatment for wrinkles and fine lines, yet this nerve toxin has been used in medicine for many years to treat muscle spasms and headaches as well as excessive sweating. It has been approved in the U.S. by the FDA for treating excessive axillary (underarm) sweating and found to successfully decrease underarm hyperhidrosis by 82-87%.