With the autumn fast approaching, those who suffer from hyperhidrosis may be feeling anxious about the season ahead, as the days get colder, yet their condition of excessive sweating remains the same as if it were the height of summer.
Hyperhidrosis affects 1% of the population, though it is believed that many people go undiagnosed as sufferers do not realise it is a legitimate medical condition. The condition is receiving growing exposure compared to previous years, but many sufferers feel vulnerable, particularly in the workplace where it can be an emotional struggle.
One of the less well-known uses of Botox injections is indeed, to treat excessive sweating. The injections work by blocking the signals from the brain to the sweat glands, so that no sweat is produced in the first place. Many believe (falsely) that there is a backlog of sweat that returns the moment the effects of the injections wears off. The other myth associated with hyperhidrosis is that those with poor hygiene are most susceptible. In actual fact, even people who shower 2/3 times a day and change their clothing as many times, are indeed prone to the condition.
Effects on social and personal life
One of the most challenging ordeals for someone suffering from hyperhidrosis is the effect it has on their personal lives. There are many people who suffer principally from palm sweat, meaning shaking and holding hands with others is simply not an option. This then brings up the issue of extreme self confidence, as forging rapports with new people like prospective employers and prospective partners becomes very difficult.
Simple and fast treatment
Botox injections for hyperhidrosis take only 20-30 minutes to complete and cause only minimal discomfort. The treatment has successfully been used by doctors all of the globe for over 20 years.
You don’t have to suffer in silence any longer. Contact us today and we can book you a consultation that will change your life for the better.