Treatment of Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating) using botox
Hyperhidrosis, more commonly known as excessive sweating, is a condition that causes parts of the body to sweat even when it does not need to cool down. Occasionally Hyperhidrosis can be a symptom of an underlying medical problem, however more commonly it is a harmless, but highly embarrassing, condition. The most frequently form is Primary hyperhidrosis generally occurs focally, in circumscribed areas of the body. Usually localised on the palms and soles and/or armpits, forehead, neck. Sweating may be constant or intermittent ; in the later case, anxiety, stress or fear may trigger it. This type of sweating can be inherited .No underlying internal or external causes are present. There is no need to suffer in silence, as Dr Irena is here to help with a simple procedure that will leave you body confident and anxiety free.
What causes Hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis can be inherited, caused by hyperactivity of the sympathetic nerves, drugs, medical conditions etc. but most commonly it is idiopathic ( unknown reason) t is estimated that 3% of the population suffer from excessive sweating, but it could be more than this as many people are too embarrassed to discuss this particular problem and are unaware that it is easily treatable with Botulinum, toxin.
Why Botulinum toxin
Botulinum toxin lead to inhibition of the sympathetic cholinergic nerve fibers and reduces or prevens sweat production. By injecting the affected areas withBotulinum toxin , the chemical signals that come from the nerves that control the sweat glands are temporarily blocked. The severe sweating stops as the sweat glands no longer receive the chemical signals they need.
What areas of the body are most commonly treated ?
- Palms and fingers
What happens during the procedure?
After ruling out any underlying medical conditions, Dr Irena will begin treatment for Hyperhidrosis using Botox injections. A numbing cream can be applied to the area 30 minutes prior to the treatment, although many patients choose an icepack instead of the cream. The procedure itself takes only 20-25 minutes, during which time a very fine needle will inject the affected areas with the Botulinum toxin . Dr Irena recommends that you do not touch or apply anything to the treated area for 4 hours after the procedure, and that it is best not to exercise for 24 hours.
How long will the effects of the treatment last?
You will begin to see and feel the effects 1-2 weeks after having the treatment. Results will last 6-12 months and as much as 18 months in some case, and Dr Irena recommends that you return every 9-12 months to experience the best possible outcome and to prevent your symptoms from returning.
Hyperhidrosis can dramatically affect the professional and social lives of its sufferers, but with Botulinum toxin the solution is so simple! Contact Euromed today, and discover how easy it is to make the positive changes that will greatly improve your day-to-day life.
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Dr. Irena Ivanovska
Specialist Dermatology Europe
Qualified in Dermatology and Venereology, Dr. Irena boasts more than nine years of experience in out-patient treatments with various dermatological cases and non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedure.Read more