Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) is a common disorder that occurs when the body produces more sweat than is necessary for heat regulation. This often affects the arm pits, but can also impact the face, hands and feet. People affected by excessive sweating often find the accompanying large sweat spots and odours in the everyday life distressing. Excessive sweating that is not caused by another medical condition, e.g. thyroid disease or hormone disorders, is known as primary hyperhidrosis.

Treatment with botulinum toxin (Botox)

We can treat excessive sweating with Botox injections. Botox treatment can be done on armpits, hands, feet and on the forehead. Botulinum Toxin is injected into the skin in several places to block the transmission of nerve impulses to the sweat glands. The effect lasts for 6-9 months. The treatment can be repeated regularly.

Surgical treatment for excessive sweating

Another way to control excessive sweating is to remove the armpit sweat glands. The most common procedure is a technique called suction curettage, which offers a permanent solution. It involves a minimally invasive procedure, similar to liposuction, in which the sweat glands are removed via small incisions in the skin with a special suction tube. The tiny resulting scars are barely visible after healing. The surgery can be done under local anaesthesia.

Generally saying, the removed sweat glands do not grow back. However “normal” sweat secretion continues via the remaining glands.

Before your surgery, we will book you in for an initial consultation to discuss your expectations and explain the risks.