Hyperhidrosis is an often embarrassing and distressing condition that causes excessive sweating beyond what is necessary for thermoregulation (maintaining body temperature).
It can affect the whole body or can be localised to a specific area such as the Underarms, hands, feet and forehead. 1-2% of people suffer from the condition. This condition can have a significant impact on a person’s daily life, causing discomfort, social embarrassment, and emotional distress.
Hyperhidrosis is caused by a problem with the part of the nervous system that controls sweating, and can also be triggered by the following:
- Pregnancy or the menopause
- Certain medications
- Low blood sugar
- An overactive thyroid gland
Injectables, such as Botox, are the most effective treatment for hyperhidrosis. A carefully measured dose is injected into the skin. It works by blocking the signals from the brain to the sweat glands to reduce the amount of sweat produced.
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Treatment Summary at a glance
Approx. 15 mins
Generally safe and well-tolerated. Temporary discomfort at the injection site.
Major reduction in sweating.
Between 6 and 12 months.
Immediately back to normal.
Immediately after procedure.
How does it work?
We use one of the most effective and proven treatments for hyperhidrosis which is an injection of a protein preparation into the problem area, normally in the forehead or underarms.
In small doses the protein blocks the nerves that supply the eccrine glands, preventing them from producing sweat, thus reducing the amount of sweat the body releases.
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If your aim is to reduce the embarrassment and inconvenience caused by overactive sweat glands, hyperhidrosis treatment is a safe and convenient option.
The treatment involves an injection so it can be a little uncomfortable but local anaesthetic can be used to minimise any discomfort and most patients find the treatment very tolerable with many experiencing no pain at all.
Hyperhidrosis can be extremely effectively treated. Following an injection into the sweat glands, you can expect a major reduction in sweating for a period of between 6 and 12 months. The treatment can be administered in a variety of areas, such as the underarms, hands, feet and forehead.
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