This condition of abnormally excessive sweating is a disorder that affects many people. Normal sweating is needed for thermal regulation but people suffering from hyperhidrosis experience sweating that exceeds the body’s need for physiological thermal regulation.
Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that can severely affect an individual’s quality of life, affecting the professional, academic and social life, causing daily embarrassments and emotional distress.
Axillary hyperhidrosis (sweating of the armpits) may be treated with Botox®. When injected into areas of the skin that produce excess sweat, Botox effectively reduces sweat production for many months. The axillary (armpit) sweat glands may also be removed surgically.