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.

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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.

What do I expect from the treatment?

Just like facial Botox injections, treatment of excessive sweating is carried out by injecting Botox under the skin. Several tiny injections spaced around 1cm apart will be administered to the affected area to block the sweat glands and reduce sweating.

Treatment will take between 15 and 30 minutes depending on the number of areas affected. As it is multiple injections, even though the discomfort is minimal, the anaesthetic cream may be used to provide you a minimal discomfort treatment.

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