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.