What is hyperhidrosis?
Excessive perspiration or sweating can be an extremely embarrassing condition, and can affect self-confidence and social interactions.
Many people who have hyperhidrosis sweat from one or two areas of the body. Most often, they sweat from their palms, feet, underarms, or head. While the rest of the body remains dry, one or two areas may drip with sweat.
This excessive sweating can interfere with everyday activities. Hands can be so sweaty that it becomes difficult to turn a doorknob or use a computer. Sweat from the underarms often soaks through clothes, causing obvious sweat marks. Because the skin is often wet, skin infections can develop.
A thorough medical history assessment is taken during the consultation to ensure that your individual requirements can be treated with the utmost safety. Information about products, treatments and results will all be discussed on a unique personal basis.
A new non-surgical temporary solution for excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) involves the injection of a variety of botulinum toxin (often referred to by the brand name ‘Botox®’). This anti-sweating medication is a natural purified protein, and works by preventing the signal to perspire from reaching the sweat glands. Anti-sweating treatment by injection is administered through a very fine needle into the affected area. Perspiration normally diminishes substantially within 48 hours and results can last from 6-12 months.
Within days you will notice an improvement. Treatments can sometimes take up to two weeks to have an effect. A follow up review appointment will be arranged 12 days following the treatment to ensure that you are comfortable and content with your results.