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Hyperhidrosis is more commonly known as excessive sweating. It is believed that approximately 3% of the world’s population suffer from this condition. Hyperhidrosis occurs when the hypothalamus, the part of the brain that controls body temperature, overacts and signals eccrine sweat glands to start working. A problem with the sympathetic nervous system which connects the hypothalamus to the sweat glands may also be at fault. It is unknown what causes hyperhidrosis, however bouts may be triggered by a variety of things such as exercise, spicy food and anxiety.
If an individual suffers from hyperhidrosis and it is not the result of another medical condition or medication, then it is known as primary focal hyperhidrosis. This means that the medical condition is hyperhidrosis, and it is not a side effect of something else. Generally, the condition develops at an early age and lasts for life. Those with primary focal hyperhidrosis experience excessive sweating on certain parts of the body, such as the face, hands, feet and underarms-areas that normally have a high concentration of sweat glands. If one side of the body is affected, then in most cases the other side is affected as well, making it symmetrical.
BOTOX® For Excessive Sweating
There are other non-cosmetic uses that BOTOX® is approved to treat. In fact the cosmetic use of BOTOX® was accidentally discovered as an effect during a treatment of one of its medical uses. A very common use is to treat excess sweating and migraines.
Patients treated with BOTOX® notice a remarkable improvement in hyperhidrosis symptoms. In clinical studies, 95% of patients with hyperhidrosis that was severe enough to interfere with their daily lives experienced the benefits of BOTOX® after just 1 week, with sweat reduced by an average of 83%.
How long does the treatment last?
After the first treatment, the effects of BOTOX® last an average of about 7.5 months. And for nearly 40% of patients, BOTOX® reduced sweating for more than 1 year. The amount of time BOTOX® remains effective may vary. When your symptoms begin to return, call us to arrange further treatments.
What are the risks involved?
BOTOX® has been used successfully to treat a range of medical conditions for more than 10 years. Side effects, if they occur, are temporary.
The inconvenience and embarrassment of excessive sweating can now be easily resolved by quick and simple treatments options such as BOTOX®. Areas such as underarms, hands, feet and face can be targeted in order to restore confidence and allow sufferers to feel more at ease in social situations. Treatment results can last as long as 7 months and any side effects that may occur are only temporary.