Hyperhidrosis is a condition characterized by abnormally increased sweating, in excess of that required for regulation of body temperature. Approximately 2-3% of the population suffers from excess sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis. Usually localized to the armpits, palms or soles of the feet this condition can have significant social implications for those affected.
Hyperhidrosis can either be generalized, or localized to specific parts of the body. Hands, feet, armpits, and the groin area are among the most active regions of perspiration due to the high number of sweat glands in these areas. When excessive sweating is localized (e.g. palms, soles, face, underarms, scalp) it is referred to as primary hyperhydrosis or focal hyperhidrosis. Excessive sweating involving the whole body is termed generalized hyperhidrosis or secondary hyperhidrosis. It is usually the result of some other, underlying condition.
Botox® Treatment for Hyperhidrosis
Botox® has been proven as the most effective and least invasive solution to excessive sweating and takes just minutes. The process also eradicates the bad smell associated with under arm sweating. Botox® works by temporally blocking neurotransmitters that stimulate the production of sweat in the problematic area under. The injections aren’t into the muscle as they would be for wrinkles; they just go into the skin. The treatment lasts for 4-6 months after which a repeat treatment will be needed. The treatment is safe, quick and highly effective.
A detailed consultation with Dr O’Driscoll within The Aevum Clinic will make sure this is the right treatment for you.
The cost of treating Hyperhidrosis is €500.00.