Hyperhidrosis means sweating to an extent that is unnatural and does not serve a purpose. This sweating is often associated with a reduced quality of life as it often leads to avoidance of every day situations and social contacts. The most affected areas are usually the armpits, palms of the hands, soles of the feet and forehead.
With an injection of Botulinum Toxin to the affected area, this type of sweating can be effectively treated. The sweat glands can be blocked for approximately 6 months after which you may need another treatment. The effect will last a little longer after each treatment, as the sweat glands do not regain their full activity level between the treatments. Topical local anaesthetic is usually administered prior to the injections.
Injections with Botulinum Toxin are generally well tolerated with minimal risk of side effects of which are usually transient.
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