Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) is the condition of abnormally excessive perspiration or sweating which can occur on any part of the body, although the most commonly affected are hands, feet, armpits and groin. The condition normally usually starts in childhood or adolescence and can continue well into adulthood.
Whilst there is still not a permanent cure for Hyperhidrosis, Botox injections can provide significant relief – as much as 6 months in the case of a number of patients we have treated. Botox is injected into the skin, blocking the nerves that supply the eccrine glands and thus preventing them from producing sweat.
Botox injections can be painful under the armpits and into the hands and feet, so at Michael Medispa we apply a local anaesthetic 30 minutes prior to treatment. As with all of our Botox treatments, patients must undergo a free consultation to determine their suitability for the treatment.
If you don't treat excessive sweating, can it last a lifetime?
Yes. Excessive Sweating can last your whole life if not treated.
Are there different types of Hyperhidrosis that can be treated?
There are 2 main types of Hyperhidrosis namely 'Focal Hyperhidrosis' excessive sweating of the feet, hands and underarms and 'Generalized Hyperhidrosis' excessive sweating affecting the entire body.
What treatments are commonly used to treat excessive sweating?
Common Hyperhidrosis treatments include: Botulinum toxin, oral medications, topical medications, Iontophoresis and microwave thermolysis. An initial consultation will be required to explain in greater detail and determine which treatment will be suited for you.
Will injections used for excessive sweating cause excessive pain?
Pain is minimal.