Hyperhidrosis is defined as sweating in excess of what is needed to regulate body temperature. Primary axillary hyperhidrosis or excessive armpit sweating is estimated to affect more than 7.8 million in the US. In addition to this, others are also affected on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet, called palmar and plantar hyperhidrosis. These conditions impact the sufferers’ quality of life by interfering with social, school, occupation, and daily activities.
Botulinum toxin can be used to treat the sweat glands to inhibit and decrease sweat gland production.
During your consultation with Dr. Twigg, she will evaluate your concerns. You will have a thorough history and examination performed. You may benefit from prescription-strength topical antiperspirant prior to treatment with botulinum toxins if these haven’t been done already. These modalities will be addressed during your initial consultation and during your ongoing treatments to improve your condition and ongoing treatment outcomes.