What is hyperhidrosis?
Everybody sweats; it’s a normal part of how our bodies regulate temperature. However, people with hyperhidrosis produce sweat in amounts far greater than needed to control their temperature. Hyperhidrosis is a common condition where the sufferer experiences sweaty feet, sweaty armpits and/or sweaty palms. Hyperhidrosis usually begins to affect people from childhood and adolescence and twenties, but it continues to affect people in their middle years. People with this condition can produce a large volume of sweat. This means that the affected areas may be constantly damp. This may make normal everyday activities more difficult to carry out and it can cause embarrassment at work or socially.
You are not alone if you life is affected by excessive sweating. The good news is that effective treatments are available which could significantly improve the quality of your life. Ask us for advice on what may be the cause of your excessive sweating and the possible treatment options which may suit your needs.
Can excessive sweating be treated?
If you think you may be suffering from excessive sweating, there are certain lifestyle changes that can help, such as using antiperspirants, avoiding known triggers, wearing loose clothing etc but for some people, these changes alone are not enough to control the excessive sweating.
Now there’s a simple solution to an uncomfortable problem. If excessive sweating is affecting your life, our hyperhidrosis treatment can provide an instant answer. This proven treatment blocks the action of sweat glands and ensures you’re dry and comfortable even when the heat is on.
Fast: Treatment takes less than an hour and you’ll experience a significant reduction in sweating within days of treatment,
Safe: Literally millions of treatments with this drug demonstrates an exceptional safety record
Life-Changing: You will no longer have to restrict the types of clothes you wear or try to mask your condition.
Most people are keen to get the problem sorted as soon as possible. We are able to do the treatment on the same day as your consultation if you wish to proceed.
A topical anesthetic is applied where required, and we wait for it to take full effect (about 30 minutes). The botulinum toxin is then injected into the skin, which enters the sweat glands and specifically blocks nerve impulses that cause them to produce sweat. Other functions of the nerves such as sensation of touch are not affected.
Treatment generally lasts about 5 – 8 months. Some clients with mild excessive sweating have treatment just in the spring to see them through the warmer summer months. Others with more severe sweating have treatment twice per year.
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