Wellbeing Services

Injections for Excessive Sweating

Treatment focus

Drier and fresher with toxin

Injections into the sweat glands can stop them being so hyperactive. This effect can last for up to 5-6 months.

The amount of toxin required varies, but patients should be prepared to require more in a few weeks if their sweating is severe. It also advisable to refrain from any situations that may exacerbate sweating for the first 48 hours post injection.

Having these injections is surprisingly painless in the underarms. It can be used to sedate the sweat glands in various places on the body where it is an issue but the most common is the underarms and palms.

Treatment Regime

The treatment needs repeat 2-3 times per year but can literally be a life changer. Some people only over sweat in the heat and schedule an appointment for summer to allow them to wear light coloured clothing without fear of embarrassment.

Sharon Muir BSc/RGN/INP

Some light residual sweating may be present following treatment but this is normally easily controlled with anti perspirant.