What is Hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis means excessive sweating. Sweating is one of the most important ways in
which the body loses heat, however, people with hyperhidrosis produce sweat in amounts
far greater than needed to control their temperature.
What are the Causes of Hyperhidrosis?
It's not known why some people are affected and others are not. About one third to one half of people with
hyperhidrosis have a relative with a similar problem, suggesting that there maybe a genetic cause.
Hyperhidrosis is caused by over activity of one type of sweat gland, the eccrine gland.
These glands are found virtually all over the body surface but they are concentrated on the
palms of the hands, the soles of the feet and in the armpits.
What Happens During Treatment and How Does it Work?
Using a very fine needle inject a small amount of a solution of Botox into 10 to 15 places and spread evenly in each armpit.
Sometimes a dye is used to show up the areas where sweating is greatest and where the injections should be placed.
A course of treatment takes about 30-60 minutes.
You should notice some change for the better within a week of your treatment.
Different people have different responses to treatment but sweat production can be reduced by 83% one week after treatment.
Your next treatment can be given when the effects of the first course wear off, this usually happens after 4 to 7 months.