Although it is normal to sweat if you do exercise or get hot, excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) occurs when the body doesn’t need to cool down.
Hyperhidrosis is a long-term condition that can occur for no obvious reason, and can be caused by another condition that you are suffering from or as a side effect of medication you’re taking. It is a common condition that can affect the whole body, especially areas such as your armpits, hands, feet, face, chest and groin.
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.
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Normally, sweat glands are triggered by the nervous system when the body temperature rises, and the body needs to cool off. Sweating can also occur when you're nervous especially on your palms. With hyperhidrosis, nerve signals are sent by mistake, causing the sweat glands to become overactive.
With primary hyperhidrosis, the cause of the problem is unknown, except in the sense that it's genetic. Secondary hyperhidrosis is a condition that occurs because of an underlying medical issue. Hypothyroidism, obesity, adrenal gland disorders, menopause, diabetes, thyroid problems, some types of cancer, and Parkinson's disease can all cause excessive sweating. Some medications can too, including some pain relievers antidepressants and certain diabetes and hormonal medications.
By injecting botulinum toxin into a part of the body that sweats excessively, doctors are able to block nerve signals to the sweat glands and prevent them from producing sweat. Just as the Botulinum toxin designed to treat wrinkles paralyses muscles under the skin, Botulinum toxin for Hyperhidrosis paralyses the overactive nerves. Unlike the Botulinum toxin used to fight the signs of aging, though, Botulinum toxin for Hyperhidrosis involves injections that are not as deep and only work on nerves. Additionally, the toxin is diluted when used to treat excessive sweating. It is still very potent, though, and extremely effective; recent research has shown that Botulinum toxin injections are effective for treating hyperhidrosis in 80 to 95 percent of patients.
The effects are temporary, so you will have to come back for further treatment, but they do last for anywhere from three to 12 months. Typically, people return for additional treatment about every six months. Before six months, there is no reason to come back, unless you have a medical concern.
Almost. Within a week of treatment, you will start to see results. However, the full results are not obvious until about two weeks have passed. Once the effects have taken hold, you will probably be able to go without deodorant or antiperspirant.
Hyperhidrosis treatment is usually for armpits; however, it can also treat excessive sweating of the palms of the hands or the soles of the feet. This is not only helpful in preventing sweating, but also in reducing the body odour this excessive sweating can cause. Injections can also be used to treat excessive sweating of the scalp or forehead.
For most people, side effects from this hyperhidrosis treatment are temporary and include redness, swelling, itching, and bruising at the injection site. These side effects are negligible and typically go away after just a few days.
In most cases, patients do not describe this treatment as painful and it only takes 30 minutes for the treatment to be administered.
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