Excess armpit sweating is called axillary hyperhidrosis. This can be a distressing symptom for men and women, sometimes requiring a change of clothes during the day. For patients who have tried the range of topical treatments, 2 other remedies can be helpful. Botulinum toxin can be injected into the skin and will reliably give good relief. However the treatment is temporary, and will need repeating, with ongoing expense.
Surgery can be done to remove the sweat glands from under the skin using liposuction equipment, through 2 small incisions in each armpit. This surgery is done as a Day Case, taking 1 hour of theatre time. The reduction in sweating is dramatic and the result is longterm.