Hyperhidrosis is a disorder that that defines individuals who sweat more than the body would normally need to maintain optimal temperature.
What Causes Hyperhidrosis?
There are two types of hyperhydrosis.
Focal Hyperhidrosis is localized to one or more of the following areas:
The percent reduction in sweating in clinical study was 83% in 95% of participants. The effect of treatment can be immediate or take up to a week, with the average duration of effect after a single treatment being 7 month.
Also known as a secondary hyperhydrosis, this is actually caused by another underlying condition (e.g. endocrine disorders, menopause, obesity, nerve damage, and rarely, some types of drugs.
BOTOX® injections interrupt the signal from the nerve to the sweat gland to reduce the sweating in the area that is affected. The injection is done with a very fine needle and, for treatment of the underarms, face and head, anesthesia is often not required as the procedure is virtually painless. For treatment of the hands and feet, local anesthesia is used to avoid injection discomfort.