Hyperactivity of the sweat glands leads to excessive, bothersome sweating (Hyperhidrosis). In the axillary region (hyperhidrosis axillaris) attempts have been made to reduce perspiration by suctioning off the sweat glands (suction curettage). However, in our experience as well as according to data published worldwide, this procedure has only resulted in limited patient satisfaction and often does not lead to a long-term adequate solution. The outcomes are very individually variable and can range from no improvement at all to complete disappearance of sweating.

This is why more and more frequently botulinum toxin (“Botox”) injection is carried out in the armpit. Botox blocks stimulation of the nerve endings and thus distinctly reduces sweat secretion. The effect of Botox lasts about four to six months.

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