Facts about Hyperhidrosis
- Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating is quite common skin condition. It affects 2-4% of the population, men and women of Melbourne
- It most commonly starts before puberty and may continue for many decades
- Most common body areas for this irregularity are palms, soles, underarms and face
- “Primary hyperhidrosis” is most common type. Usually there is no known cause for this condition. Some research shows that it may have hereditary connection. Also stress and anxiety may increase the severity of the condition
- Secondary hyperhydrosis” maybe due to medical conditions such as diabetes, thyroid disease, heart problems. Some medication can cause the problem including antidepressives and pseudoephidrine
- The condition may respond well to a number of treatment options
- Resistant cases are treated with muscle relaxant anti-wrinkle injections
- Injections treatment lasts between 6-9 months
What treatments are available for hyperhidrosis?
- Antiperspirants, topical aluminium chloride and iontophoresis have been improved in recent years
- Injections for excessive sweating
- Oral medications associated with number of side effects and not recommended as a long-term solution
- Keep liposuction surgical options only for very severe cases of hyperhidrosis that have not responded to any of the other treatment options.
Are you a candidate for an injection treatment?
Follow the link to take assessment and to obtain hypohidrosis disease severity score
- How many times a day do you change clothes?
- Do you carry supplies (such as extra clothes, antiperspirants, powders or towels) to help you manage the symptoms of your severe axillary sweating?
- Have you been treated with any prescription antiperspirants, powders or deodorants designed to control condition?
- If yes, how many different types? And which ones?
- How many hours per day do you spend dealing with excessive sweating?
- How often do you think about it?
- What is your severity score?
- Research has shown that treating the armpits, hands, feet, and face with this toxin is safe and effective. In one clinical study involving 322 patients with severe axillary sweating, 81% of the patients receiving injections achieved a greater than 50% reduction in perspiration. And, 50% of the patients had their condition relieved for at least 201 days (nearly 7 months).
- Purified protein with the ability to temporarily block the secretion of the chemical in the nervous system that is responsible for “turning on” the body’s sweat glands. By blocking the communication between the nerves it “turns off” perspiration at the area where it has been administrated.
- Note if during the procedures some glands missed sweating can continue from the untreated areas. If this happens, it’s important to talk to your doctor so that he or she can re-evaluate the areas and perhaps “fill in” the gaps with additional units.
- Use of muscle relaxant product does not cure hyperhidrosis; your symptoms will return gradually. Follow-up injections are required to maintain dryness. These repeat injections may be necessary at intervals varying from seven to sixteen months.