Botox treatment of hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis - the condition of excessive sweating - is one of the most important ways in which the body gives off heat, but people with hyperhidrosis produce sweat in amounts far in excess of that required for temperature control .It is believed that about 0.5% of the population or about one in 200 suffer from some form of hyperhidrosis.There are two main types of hyperhidrosis. The more common type is the focal hyperhidrosis, which may include the armpits, hands, feet or face. Generalised hyperhidrosis is a more rare type, it affects the entire body and is often caused by another disease - infection, diabetes, or an overactive thyroid. When the disease is cured, excessive sweating usually gives way.

Treatment of hyperhidrosis with botulinum toxin.

Botox treatment of hyperhidrosis

Currently, in treating excessive sweating of hands, feet, and armpits the most effective method is to provide botulinum toxin. The effects appear after a few days and persist from several months to years.