Hyperhidrosis means excessive sweating. Sweating is one of the most important ways in which the body loses heat. However, people with Hyperhidrosis produce sweat in amounts far greater than needed to control their temperature.
When other treatments have failed, Botulinum Toxin is an excellent treatment for excessive underarm sweating. In Dr. Jilani’s experience Â this treatment has changed most patients’ lives.
It has been estimated that up to 1% of the population has some form of Hyperhidrosis. It usually starts during the teens and twenties.
Excessive sweating can be an embarrassing problem, especially on social occasions. Almost half of the sufferers with Hyperhidrosis also have a relative with the same problem, suggesting that it could be genetic.
Perspiration reduction in one week
Botulinum Toxin is injected superficially into the skin of each armpit with a very fine needle. This blocks the nerve impulse to the sweat glands thus reducing sweating.
The treatment takes around 45 minutes. After treatment you should notice a reduction in perspiration within a week, though it may take longer. The results of this treatment will last up to 9 months, so you can enjoy life without having to worry about excessive perspiration.
Is the treatment always effective?
The treatment works with most patients – it is very unusual for it not to be effective.
Will it stop my underarm sweating completely?
It will give dramatic results to reduce sweating, though it may not stop it completely.
How long would the result last?
In Dr. Jilani’s experience, most clients do not need a repeat treatment in less than a year.