Hyperhidrosis is another name for excessive sweating.
There are many factors which stimulate excessive sweating. Triggers include:
- Heat or cold
- Alcohol, coffee or tea
- Hot or spicy food
- Stress, anxiety or strong emotions
People with this condition can produce a large volume of sweat. This means that the affected areas may be constantly damp. This may make ordinary activities more difficult to carry out and cause a lot of emotional angst and embarrassment.
It usually begins to affect people during adolescence, but continues to affect people in their middle years.
It is, however, not true that sweating causes body odour. This odour is typically from bacteria which is found in the areas where sweat remains for an extended period of time.
Using Botox to treat this distressing condition is highly effective and results last for up to 6 months.
The procedure is painless and results in a much better quality of life for the patient.
Studies have noted an 83% reduction in sweat production after just one week, with patient stating high levels of satisfaction after treatment.
This treatment targets the nerves which stimulate the sweat glands and only affects the areas where it is injected.
Treatment is usually tailored to the underarm and forehead areas and takes about 30 min to complete.
This is in stark contrast to the topical applications of creams and powders, which are only available by prescription, need to be used daily and are often unsustainable in the long-term.
This treatment is very safe and has no long-term side effects.
Disclaimer: This page is not intended to advertise any Botulinum Toxin Type A treatments or brands and is purely for educational purposes.