Hyperhidrosis is a common condition in which a person sweats excessively.
The sweating may be generalised, affecting the whole of your body, or it may be localised, only affecting certain areas.
Commonly affected areas include the:
- palms of your hands
- soles of your feet
- face and chest
Both sides of the body are usually affected equally.
The sweating can be embarrassing and distressing, and may negatively impact on your quality of life.
An effective way of treating excessive sweating is by using Botulinum Toxin injections into the affected area. This helps reduce sweating in these areas by blocking the signals from the brain to the sweat glands.
Around 15-20 injections are given in the affected areas of the body, such as the armpits, hands, feet or face. The procedure usually takes about 30-45 minutes in total.
The effect of the injections usually lasts for several months, after which time the treatment can be repeated if necessary.