Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, results from over-stimulation of the sweat glands by the nervous system. Most commonly the sweating is restricted to the palms of the hands or the soles of the feet, and is referred to as “focal hyperhidrosis”.
Consequences of this frustrating problem can be medical as well as social in that maceration of the skin may lead to skin infections.
Treatments have included oral medications, topical antiperspirants, electrical current stimulation, and even surgery to cut the nerves to the sweat glands. These options all have met with differing success rates, may be associated with side-effects and time inconveniences, and now are supplemented by the option of BOTOX© injections which are preferable to many sufferers.
BOTOX© blocks the chemical signal activating the sweat gland, in the same way that muscle stimulation is blocked when it is used to treat muscle spasms and spasticity, (as in cerebral palsy and blepharospasm), and the wrinkles resulting from overactive facial expression muscles.
BOTOX© for focal hyperhidrosis in the hands and feet is safe, effective and convenient. For some sufferers, having their “business handshake” hand treated is a boon in the workplace. One treatment can stop 90% of the sweat production within a week, and only one treatment a year affords great advantages over many of the other options to tackle this troublesome condition.
Get in touch with Dr. Deb today, and see how she can help you with BOTOX© treatments for your sweating troubles.