Botulinum toxin for Excessive Perspiration (Hyperhidrosis)

Botulinum toxin can be injected with micro-fine needles into the axillae (arm pits) to reduce perspiration.  The procedure takes 30-45 minutes and ice or numbing cream can be applied prior to the procedure to make it more comfortable.

No anti-perspirant or other irritating substance should be applied to the area for 12 hours, following the procedure. You should also refrain from exposing the skin to chlorine or hot water for 48 hours.

*Results develop over 2-4 weeks. A top-up treatment can be performed at 4 weeks if residual areas of perspiration are still present.

The procedure is repeated at intervals of 4-6 months.