Hyperhidrosis is the medical name for excessive sweating. The most common areas affected are the underarms, soles of the feet and the palms of the hands. Problems can occur such as staining of clothing and the condition can impact on self-confidence. Those who suffer can feel embarrassed by this condition and may find it difficult to conceal the problem from others.
What can be done to improve the condition?
It is possible to reduce excessive sweating with multiple mini injections of Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox).
By injecting Botox in the affected areas, sweating can be reduced by around 90%. This works by interrupting the signals that controls the sweat glands to sweat, this blocks sweating even in the heat or in stressful situations.
Repeat treatments are necessary as gradually over time new nerve endings grown, and the sweat glands are reactivated. The treatment result usually lasts around 6-12 months and then repeat treatment is necessary for the desired no-sweat result.