Excessive Sweating Treatment
Hyperhidrosis can be an embarrassing condition. Botulinum toxin to treat excessive sweating is an established procedure with excellent results.
Excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis can be an embarrassing condition affecting the hand, face, armpit, groin and even the feet. It is estimated to affect 1-3% of the population. Botulinum toxin to treat excessive sweating is a well established procedure with excellent results. It is vital to choose the right person to administer this treatment who has a thorough understanding of the underlying anatomy of the areas that need treatment.
Who is suitable a candidate?
Any adult who suffers from hyperhidrosis is a suitable candidate for this treatment. It is important to rule out any underlying medical conditions that may contribute to excessive sweating such as the menopause and an overactive thyroid gland.
Which areas can be treated?
Hands, feet, armpits, face.
What does the procedure involve?
The treatment is administered by injecting botulinum toxin in to the affected areas. It takes about 30 minutes to complete. Local anaesthetic creams are provided.
What happens after the procedure?
You will be able to get back to your routine daily activity as normal. You should refrain from drinking alcohol or performing strenuous exercise for 24 hours after the treatment.
How long do the results last?
The treatment can last 3 to 9 months.
What are the risks?
Potential side effects from botulinum injections are pain, redness or itching and some muscle weakness around the treatment area.