Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) is a common problem that affects the armpits, hands and feet which can lead to worry and anxiety. It is often known as ”the silent handicap” and many people live with it without the knowledge that there are different treatment options. Humans have up to 4 million sweat glands distributed throughout the body. The eccrine gland secretes an odorless clear liquid that helps regulate body temperature by allowing heat loss through evaporation. These glands have a higher density in the sole of the foot. The apocrine gland is located in the armpit and genital region. This gland produces a thick odorless liquid that undergoes bacterial decomposition which in turn leads to substances with a strong odor.
Botox injections can help relieve the sweating problem in all of these areas by blocking nerve control against sweating. Although used routinely in the hands and feet, it is only licensed for armpits. Botox injections are fast, painless, extremely effective and the result can last up to 7-9 months.