Hyperhidrosis – Excessive Sweating
Excessive sweating or known medically as hyperhidrosis is a clinical condition where parts of the body sweat beyond the body’s physiological needs. This uncontrolled appearance of sweat and can affect those who suffer with this significantly on an emotional and social level.
Hyperhidrosis can also happen at any time without the usual triggers of anxiety or strenuous activity. The areas most commonly affected are:
The condition can affect men or women and the sweating levels will also be different for each individual.
Excessive Sweating Treatment
There are varying success levels of treatment available; including herbal medication, prescription oral medication, sprays or lotions. However, these can all have side-effects and not necessarily get to the root of the problem. Surgery may be considered in extreme cases. However, surgery is never without risk and additionally, previous patients have reported that the problem can simply move to another part of the body.
As yet there is no permanent cure. However, botox injections have been medically proven to “dry up” excessive sweating for months at a time, offering welcome respite for hyperhidrosis sufferers.
Botulinum Toxin injections
The most commonly used area for hyperhidrosis injections are the armpits.
Small botox injections made under the surface of the skin of the underarm stops the nerves in the skin that control the sweat glands from working so that the excessive sweating literally dries up.
Treatment by botulinum toxin injection can last between 4 to 12 months, however, for it to keep working treatment will need to be repeated as the effects begin to wear off.
Botulinum toxin is not yet licenced to use on the palms or face for the treatment of excessive sweating as there is a risk of small muscles being injected that could stop the muscle from working.
Excessive Sweating Treatment in London
Dr Barbara Kubicka is a highly experienced hyperhidrosis injections doctor, practising in her Belgravia, London clinic. She has even been quoted in Vogue Magazine on the treatment of excessive sweating.