hyperhidrosis treatment 30th September 2019

Effectively Treating Hyperhidrosis

What is Hyperhidrosis?

Most of us associate sweating with exercise, hot weather or stressful situations. Yet for some, living with excessive sweating has become part of daily life. The function of sweat is to maintain the body’s core temperature; however, some people sweat more than necessary. This is known as Hyperhidrosis. Certain illnesses and medicines can induce excessive sweating across the whole body. More commonly, cases of hyperhidrosis are localised, affecting the hands, feet or underarms – the cause for this is unknown.

Living with Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis presents many challenges in day-to-day life. Localised underarm sweating can make hiding sweat patches and wearing certain colours almost impossible. Clammy hands and hand-shakes don’t mix, which can lead to the avoidance of social or professional situations. Simple changes can help those living with hyperhidrosis. Wearing loose-fitting clothing minimises signs of sweating. Stronger antiperspirants are also available over-the-counter and should be carried at all times.

Treating Hyperhidrosis with Botox

Botox injections are an effective way to reduce sweating. Localised underarm injections, made by a fine needle, block the neurotransmitter that stimulates the sweat glands. Botox treatments usually begin to work within the first week and can last for up to eight months (depending on the severity of hyperhidrosis). They are a safe way to treat hyperhidrosis with zero downtime.

Hyperhidrosis no longer has the right to dictate your wardrobe or social movements. Book an appointment with Harley Street Dermatologist, Dr Firas Al-Naimi, to discuss Botox injections as a treatment for excessive sweating.

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