Excessive sweating (or hyperhidrosis) is an inherited condition of uncontrollable sweating due to hyperactive sweat glands. It most commonly affects the armpits, hands and/or feet of its sufferers. This condition may also significantly affect the psychological and social wellbeing of those distressed by it, causing physical discomfort and/or social embarrassment.
A very simple remedy for those with armpit (axillary) hyperhidrosis is achieved through the administration of the same injectable muscle relaxant used for relaxing frowns or crow’s feet for cosmetic purposes. Through the application of this neurotoxin to the armpit area, the usual signal sent from the brain (via sympathetic nerves which usually control sweating) is interrupted, resulting in a “dry spell” whereby sweating is markedly decreased; this result may last for 6-12 months.