Hyperhidrosis means excessive sweating. Our bodies are designed to sweat as a normal part of how we regulate our body temperature and omit excess heat. However people with hyperhidrosis produce sweat in far more greater quantities than required in order to regulate their bodies temperature.
Hyperhidrosis is caused by over activity of one type of sweat gland, the eccrine gland. Mainly affecting the underarms this can also affect the palms of hands and the soles of feet. It is widely undiagnosed and untreated and is said to affect over 1% of the population. People with hyperhidrosis can produce a large volume of sweat. This means that the hands, feet, chest or armpits (depending on which part of the body is affected) may be constantly damp, making normal everyday activities more difficult to carry out and it can cause embarrassment at work or socially. However, it is not true that hyperhidrosis cause’s body odour the smell that some people think is due to sweating is in fact caused by bacteria, if sweat remains there for a long time.
Some other causes of excessive sweating can be linked to diabetes or irregular thyroid activity, however there is an effective treatment available to significantly improve the quality of life for hyperhidrosis sufferers through the use of anti wrinkle treatments, which has been approved for the use of severe hyperhidrosis and can offer effective & long lasting control over the condition for several months.
How We Treat Hyperidrosis
In the case of Hyperhydrosis the toxin blocks the signals to the sweat glands, therefore, reducing the amount of sweat being produced. This has given many clients the ability to manage their condition and control the impact it has had on their day to day lives when anti-perspirants and deodorants have failed to work in the past.
Does It Work
You should notice some change for the better within a week or two of your treatment. Different people have different responses to treatment. In a clinical trial, sweat production was reduced by 83% one week after treatment. Furthermore, sweating was reduced by at least half in 95% of patients. You should reschedule your next treatment when the effects of the toxin begin to wear off. Treatment should normally last 3-6 months.