Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)

  • excessive sweating (or hyperhidrosis) can be treated at the Cooden Medical Centre
  • excessive sweating can be reduced with Botox

Anyone who suffers the issue of excessive sweating will understand how it can interfere with many daily activities, cause embarrassment and can generally be an inconvenience. Although harmless, excessive sweating can be a warning sign of thyroid problems, diabetes or infection and is also more common in people who are overweight or physically out of shape.

Hyperhidrosis can either be generalised, or localised to specific parts of the body. Armpits, hands, feet and the groin area are the most active regions of excessive perspiration as there are a higher number of sweat glands located in these areas.

If you are worried about how much you sweat, there are a number of treatments for hyperhidrosis which include prescription strength antiperspirants, oral medications, non-surgery and surgery routes.

Using Botox for excessive sweating can be life changing. No more worry about the tell-tale signs of stress, ruined clothes and you can throw away that extra strong antiperspirant too!

Dr K Dickenson
Dr Katherine Dickenson

Recommended treatments for Excessive Sweating:

Here at The Cooden Medical Group we recommend Botox® muscle relaxing injections due to their long-lasting effects and no downtime.


Using Botox to prevent excessive sweating is a simple, non-invasive procedure that involves injecting the problematic to relax the activity of the sweat glands and thus reducing excessive perspiration.

The treatment is highly effective and will reduce symptoms by around 90%, meaning you can function normally and not have to worry about changing shirts, odour and making all those excuses, even on a hot sunny day.

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  • How does Botox® treat excessive sweating?

    Unlike topical treatments, BOTOX® is able to target sweating directly at its source. By injecting Botox® into the specific glands responsible for sweating we can block the chemical that signals the perspiration response.

    Is Botox an effective treatment?

    Patients treated with Botox® tend to notice a remarkable improvement in their symptoms. In clinical studies, 95% of patients with severe symptoms noticed marked benefits after just 1 week, with sweating being reduced by an average of 83%.

    How long will the effects last?

    This varies from patient to patient, however after Botox® treatment, the average duration of effect is around 7 to 8 months, with some patients achieving duration of effect for more than 1 year.

    Is this treatment safe?

    Botox® has been used successfully to treat a wide range of aesthetic and medical conditions for more than 20 years. Side effects, if they occur, are temporary and rare however the most common for hyperhidrosis were a slight increase in sweating in areas other than the underarms.

    What is treatment like?

    The needle we use to deliver Botox® is very fine offering minimal discomfort and normal activities may be resumed immediately following the procedure.

    What is expected after the treatment?

    After treatment patients may experience some minor discomfort, swelling, redness or bruising at the injection site and ice packs may be used to reduce swelling and relieve discomfort. Your consultant will explain all post procedure requirements and align your expectations before your treatment.

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