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What is Hyperhidrosis?

It refers to a condition characterized by excessive sweating in the entire body or localized areas

Sweating as a reaction to an emotional stimulus is something that most people experience, and in most cases, it is not considered a problem. However, if it becomes too severe to a point where it interferes with one’s social life, then treatment is necessary.

Cause of Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis is a condition where sweat is excreted from the eccrine glands, in excess of what is necessary, due to a hypersensitive reaction to a neural transmission.

Eccrine glands, which are major sweat glands, are present in the skin all over the body, and they are especially large in number in the palms of the hands, soles of the feet and armpits.

Histologically speaking, hyperhidrosis is not caused by problems in the sweat glands or autonomic nervous system, and in most cases, there are no special causes behind this condition.

Treatment area

Armpits

Soles of the feet

Palms of the hands

 

It causes the affected individual’s clothes to be drenched in sweat, making him/her avoid dress shirts or blouse, and it also results in body odor (smell of sweat).

It increases the chance of developing an athlete’s foot and causes an unpleasant smell. It is also unhygienic. Excessive sweating occurs even when the affected individual is holding hands with someone, and he/she is likely to avoid shaking hands with other people, which in turns negatively affects his/her social life.

Symptoms of Hyperhidrosis

  • Excessive sweating occurs regardless of the surrounding temperature and body temperature.
  • Excessive sweating occurs in localized areas such as the armpits, palms of the hands, and soles of the feet.
  • Sweating occurs not long after a shower.
  • Sweating does not stop easily once it starts.
  • The clothes get drenched in sweat throughout the year even when it’s not summer.
  • One must carry extra clothing and socks.
  • One has had a difficult or unpleasant experience due to profuse perspiration.

Treatment for Hyperhidrosis (Anti-sweat Injection)

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Simple injection procedure

Zero downtime Sufficient inhibition of sweating Safe procedure without concerns of side effects

Takes 1 hour (incl. anesthesia administration)

 

Botox inhibits secretion of acetylcholine from the distal end of autonomic nerves, thereby inhibiting excretion of sweat. Small amounts of Botox are injected into the areas of concern including the palms of the hands, soles of the feet and armpits to treat hyperhidrosis.

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Duration of Effectiveness

You will notice that you are sweating less 2 to 3 days after the procedure. Its effectiveness will be more prominent 2 to 4 weeks afterwards. If you wish to sustain the effects, then you need to receive the procedure every few months.

Recommended to:

Those who are facing an important event such as a job interview or a wedding ceremony

Those who are worried about post-operative compensatory hyperhidrosis

Those who have received other treatments but they were ineffective or resulted in side effects

Those who do not want to sweat in at least one of the areas of concern