Hyperhidrosis treatment (Excessive Sweating)

Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating is a medical condition described as: sweating beyond what is necessary to cool the body. The most common areas affected are the hands, feet, groin, face and underarms. Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) can have a serious impact on self-confidence, personal relationships and even career success. But today’s treatments offer hope. Innovative surgical and non-surgical approaches allow you to specifically treat the affected area painlessly and easily.

There are two types of Hyperhidrosis.

1) Focal Hyperhidrosis or Primary Hyperhidrosis affects local areas such as the underarms, palms, feet and face. It is caused by a malfunction within the sympathetic nervous system that causes an over-stimulation of the nerve to release a chemical called acetylcholine which over-activates the eccrine gland (sweat gland) to produce more sweat.

2) Generalized Hyperhidrosis or Secondary Hyperhidrosis usually affects the entire body. It is caused by other conditions such as menopause, metabolic disorders, neurological disorders, infections, etc.

Solution: Botulinum toxin type A Injections

Localized and convenient: Botulinum toxin type A (e.g. BOTOX®) injections consist of treating the affected area – using an ultra-fine needle – with localized injections. This option is appropriate for people who have focal hyperhidrosis in their underarms.

Since the treatment is virtually painless, the underarms face and head, can be treated without anaesthesia.

Side Effects

Side effects such as pain or bruising at the injection site, headache and an increase in sweating in other areas of the body can occur.