Excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis can affect up to three per cent of the population. There is now a quick and effective treatment which can eliminate this problem for summer.
Sweating is a normal bodily function which helps to keep us cool in hot weather. For hyperhidrosis sufferers, this body temperature regulation mechanism is exaggerated leading to them sweating markedly more than others.
This can be for some a nuisance forcing them to change their clothes frequently throughout the day and applying copious amounts of anti-perspirants, which often do not work well. There can also be a significant psychological impact with people feeling embarrassed about their sweating causing them to even avoid social situations for fear of embarrassment.
Not many people are aware that Botox (Botulinum Toxin) is a very effective, approved treatment for hyperhidrosis. This is the same Botox that is used for wrinkle treatments – it is safe and very effective. A small amount of Botox is injected into the sweat glands which can stop sweating, greatly improving the quality of life with people with hyperhidrosis. The treatment takes about 20 minutes and is relatively painless. After the treatment sweating will almost completely eradicated in the injected areas for six months.