Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition in which a person sweats excessively and unpredictably.
People with Hyperhidrosis may even sweat when the temperature is cool or when they are resting.
Sweating is the body’s mechanism to cool itself. The nervous system automatically triggers sweat glands when the body temperature rises.
Sweating usually occurs when the body’s temperature rises.
Sweating normally occurs when you are nervous or apprehensive, and shows on palms of hands mainly.
The nerves responsible for triggering the sweat glands become over active in Hyperhidrosis and call for more perspiration even when it is not needed.
Complications of Hyperhidrosis include:
Infections – people who sweat profusely are more prone to skin infections.
Social effects- Hyperhidrosis may affect work and educational goals as having clammy or dripping hands and perspiration soaked clothes can be embarrassing.
The aim of treatment for Hyperhidrosis to control heavy sweating.
Botulinum injections (Botox) although best known for smoothing facial wrinkles, Botox can block the nerves that trigger sweat glands.
Each affected area of the body will need around 15 – 20 injections. The effects last several months and will need retreating when they have worn off.
The treatment takes between 30 and 45 minutes.
If you would like to book a consultation or treatment please give the clinic a call on 01132 576701.