Treatment Explained

Axillary hyperhidrosis

Patients are advised to shave their armpit 2 -3 days prior to the procedure.

On the day of the procedure your doctor identifies the worst affected area by performing an iodine test. An iodine solution followed by a starch solution will be applied under the armpit. The sweating areas take a blue colour which will guide the doctor’s injection points.

A tiny amount of muscle relaxing toxin is injected in a grid like pattern over the affected area. The injections cause minimal discomfort as they are conducted on a superficial level with an extremely fine needle. However sensitive patients can benefit from a topical anaesthesia.

The effect starts being felt two days after the injections, the action of the treatment gradually increases and reaches peak efficacy after one month.

The duration of action varies according to the patient, the toxin's concentration and the total injected dose. Results can last up to nine months.

Other areas treated by our highly skilled doctors include:

  • Palmar Hyperhidrosis
  • Foot Hyperhidrosis
  • Facial Hyperhidrosis
  • Scalp and Neck Hyperhidrosis
  • Frey's syndrome (= refractory localized hyperhidrosis occurring after parotid surgery)

For more information on the use of muscle relaxing injections in the treatment of hyperhidrosis please download Dr Sotirios Foutsizoglou’s Hyperhidrosis Article.

Haider, A; Solish N (January 2005). "Focal hyperhidrosis: diagnosis and management". Canadian Medical Association Journal 172 (1): 69–75.