Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
What is Hyperhidrosis?
Excessive sweating is caused by overactive sweat glands, and affects millions of people around the world. When sweating (or hyperhidrosis) is excessive it can be uncomfortable, stressful, and embarrassing. It can affect someone’s self-esteem and impact everything from style choice and sporting activities through to career decisions and relationships.
While stress and high temperatures can increase perspiration, they do not cause hyperhidrosis.
An inherited trait or physiological condition that prevents the body from properly regulating its temperature, it can occur in various parts of the body including the underarms, feet and palms of the hands.
How long does the treatment last?
Following the initial treatment the results will last on average 6 – 7 months, however it does vary depending on the individual. When you begin to symptoms return see your doctor or treating nurse.
Are there any side effects?
As with any medication or treatment there may be side effects. Because this treatment only requires a small amount of product any side effects are usually only around the area of injection and temporary.
The most common side effects experienced are pain or small bruises around the injection site, transient arm weakness, and perceived increase in sweating in areas other than underarms. All of the potential side effects of the treatment will be discussed with you during the consultation.
How long has this product (a common wrinkle relaxer) been used?
First approved in Australia for eye and face movement disorders in 1993, it has been used in Australia and New Zealand in therapeutic treatments for over 20 years.
I’m interested, what’s the next step?
The suitability of the procedure and your individual needs and desired results will be discussed during an initial consultation. During this the most suitable products and treatments to achieve the best results will be determined.