Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for Excessive sweating. Sweating is your body’s normal mechanism of cooling itself, however for people dealing with Hyperhidrosis, the body sweats at higher than normal level. Hyperhidrosis patients fall into two categories, Primary and Secondary.
Primary patients are the most comment type, with the cause largely unknown. Often commencing in childhood or adolescence, the most common areas affected are the palms, soles, armpits and sometimes the face and scalp. The condition appears to worsen during times of stress and anxiety, and can occur in any climate, however is usually worse during periods of higher temperatures.
Secondary patients produce excessive sweating due to an underlying medical condition, and unlike primary patients, the condition may affect the entire body. Some possible causes include diabetes, an overactive thyroid gland, menopause, some medicines, obesity, damage to nerves from disease or injury, some medicines (particularly antidepressants), and very rarely, tumours.
An injectable Toxin has been found to be an effective treatment for people who sweat excessively from their armpit region, and works by blocking the nerves responsible for stimulating the sweat glands in the armpit area. Toxin injected into this area paralyses the overactive nerves blocking them from sending signals to your sweat glands, the result is a reduction in excessive sweating, and a return to a normal level of sweating. The effects may last between four and twelve months.
Due to advertising guidelines and regulations, we are unable to name the injectable online on our website. For information regarding the name of the Toxin and the procedure, please contact our clinic for further information, or to schedule a consultation with our experienced plastic surgeon.