Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition where there is excessive sweating caused by overactive sweat glands. People with hyperhidrosis may sweat even it is cool or when they are at rest. It usually affects the hands, feet and underarms (axila)
Excessive sweating can affect the entire body or just certain areas, particularly y palms, soles, underarms or face. The type typically affects the hands and feet causes at least one episode a week, during waking hours
This is a common condition. This uncontrollable sweating causes significant physical and emotion stress as well as frequently leading to social avoidance
How does it work?
Botulinum Toxin (Botox) is approved by FDA to be used in the treatment of excessive sweating. Small doses of this purified substance is injected into the axila or palmar hands which temporarily block the nerves that stimulates sweating.
What about the process?
The procedure is simple and safe. Before the treatment is carried aout, the affected areas are cleaned and dried and lightly dusted with powder to identify the areas with highest activity. Botox is then injected in about 8 small different points to ensure good coverage. No aneaesthesia is required and the procedute itself only lasts a few minutes.
Most daily activities can be resumed immediately.
How long does it last?
Treatment can last up to 8 months.