Excessive sweating

Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, is sweating more than necessary for the normal cooling of our body. Around 3% of the population suffers from excessive sweating.

Excessive sweating can be divided into two groups:

  • Primary hyperhidrosis, or congenital excessive sweating.
  • Secondary hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating due to another cause or consequence.

Excessive sweating occurs mostly:

  • in armpits - the most frequent concern that causes people to contact the clinic, because it impacts their aesthetic appearance and psychological well-being.
  • on the palms of hands
  • on the soles of feet
  • on the face

Hyperhidrosis treatment - botulinum toxin injections

We can slow down the function of sweat glands by means of botulinum toxin. Botulinum toxin is currently the fastest, most painless and efficient option to fight excessive sweating. The effect of botulinum toxin injections, or the so-called Botox, lasts for 6-12 months.

If I no longer sweat under my arms, will I start sweating more elsewhere as compensation?

Compensatory sweating has not been observed in studies. In most cases, it is enough to reduce the sweat production in the armpits, so that the person could regain self-confidence and feel good.

In the video below, Dr. Mari Laasma tells in more detail, what excessive sweating is and if and how it can be treated.