This document has been prepared to help provide you with information about Hyperhidrosis / Excessive Sweating Treatments using Botox®, its risks, and alternative treatments. It is important that you read this information carefully and completely.
What is Hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis means excessive sweating. Sweating is one of the most important ways the body gives off heat, however, people with hyperhidrosis produce sweating amounts far greater than needed to control their temperature. It has been estimated that up to 1% of the population has some form of hyperhidrosis. It usually starts during the teens and twenties.
People with hyperhidrosis can produce a large volume of sweat. This means that the hands, feet, chest or armpits (depending on which part of the body is affected) may be constantly