WHAT IS HYPERHIDROSIS?
Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is a common disorder which produces a lot of distress. Sweating is embarrassing, it stains clothes, ruins romance, and complicates business and social interactions. Severe cases can have serious practical consequences as well, making it hard for people who suffer from it to hold a pen, grip a car steering wheel, or shake hands.
TYPES OF HYPERHIDROSIS?
Hyperhidrosis can be localised to a particular anatomical area or may be diffuse, involving much of the skin;
- Axillary hyperhidrosis – excess sweating of the underarms
- Palmoplantar hyperhidrosis – excess sweating of the palms and soles
- Craniofacial hyperhidrosis – excess sweating of the head and face
WHAT CAUSES HYPHIDROSIS?
Although neurologic, metabolic, and other systemic diseases and conditions can sometimes cause excessive sweating, most cases occur in people who are otherwise healthy. Heat and emotions may trigger hyperhidrosis in some, but many who suffer from hyperhidrosis perspire nearly all the time, regardless of their mood or the weather.
HOW WE CAN HELP
Injection therapy is used into tissues of the affected area. The drug works by inhibiting the release of acetylcholine, which is the chemical that activates sweat glands. This may produce approximately six months of relief from sweating. The injections are administered with the use of a very small needles which minimizes discomfort.