transpiration problems (sweaty armpits, sweaty hands)
The sweat glands of excessively sweaty underarms cannot be neutralised by deodorants indefinitely. After all, some ingredients in deodorants blocking the pores, are not well tolerated by everyone.
Sweat secretion can be diminished or stopped for a few months by local injection of Botulinum toxin (brand names: Dysport®, Botox®). Especially for people with very excessive armpit perspiration with or without odour problems, this treatment can be very effective. The average duration of effectiveness is six to eight months.
These treatments can be given during consultation. Injections for sweaty armpits are usually well tolerated, if not, local anaesthetic can fairly simply be administered without directly influencing dexterity.
As the palms of the hands and soles of the feet are very sensitive, a local anaesthetic is required to treat sweaty hands and feet. As a result, it is impossible to drive a car for several hours after treatment.
permanent, surgical diminishing of armpit transpiration
Through an incision of one centimetre at most, under local anaesthesia, the skin of the armpits can be released from the underlying fat. The sweat glands are scraped from the undersurface of the skin by modified liposculpture. Admission is limited to a few hours. There is some discomfort, but light work can be resumed the next day. The skin wil adhere to the fat layer like a graft.
Usually, healing is uneventful. Because of the very short incision there is much less visible scarring than after open surgery on the armpits. Temporary hardening of the operated zone is normal.
There is a small chance that a complication will arise by which the skin does not completely take, resulting in an open wound. This does require appropriate dressings and wound care for considerable time.