What is Hyperhydrosis ( excessive sweating)
Hyperhydrosis or excessive sweating can occur in various parts of the body including hands, feet, or underarms. It may be an inherited trait or physiological condition that stops the body from properly regulating its temperature.
How does the treatment work
A wrinkle relaxer serum is injected ( ie like botox) , using a fine needle, into specific glands in the underarms responsible for excessive sweating , there it blocks the release of a chemical that signals the body to produce perspiration .
The procedure takes 20minutes. Injection takes a few seconds. It may sting but there is minimal discomfort and normal activities can be resumed soon after.
It takes about 7 days for the treatment to take effect.
Any side effects
Side effects are temporary and localised to area being injected. The most common area perceived increase in sweating in areas other than the underarms, pain at the injection site, hot flushes and transient arm weakness.
Who cannot have the treatment
During Pregnancy and lactation, people with defective neuro-muscular transmission disorders or that have an infection in the area to be injected.
Cost of treatment
$800 - $1000. Consultation is required and treatment can be performed on the same day.