Excessive Sweating

Hyperhidrosis is a condition where the sweat glands in the skin are hyperactive. The condition generally runs in families and is embarrassing and uncomfortable.

Botox or Dysport, the products we think of for anti-wrinkle treatment, are used in the treatment of for hyperhidrosis. They are injected in the area affected to reduce stimulation of the sweat glands by the nerves that stimulate them.

What does the treatment involve?

Fine needles are used to inject the toxin into the sweat glands. The procedure takes about 20 minutes depending on the number of areas to be treated.  Pain and discomfort is minimal and transient.

How long will the effects last?

It takes time for the nerves to the sweat glands to be blocked, so most patients start to notice a reduction in sweating in a few days. The resultant improvements generally lasts 6-7 months.

What are my other options for excessive sweating?

Medical treatment may help some people, and should be tried before considering the toxic injections. Other options include surgical removal of the sweat glands and major surgery involving nerve divisions. Dr. Arianayagam will discuss all options in detail during your initial consultation.

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