Excessive sweating of the underarms, palms of hands, soles of the feet, back and other areas of the body is called Hyperhidrosis.
Sweating normally occurs when the body is overheated and is trying to cool.
For some people the sweating is uncontrollable and constant, regardless of the temperature that they are in.
There are two main types of Hyperhidrosis.
Primary Hyperhidrosis usually occurs in the underarms, soles of the feet, forehead and palms of the hands. It happens because the sympathetic nervous system is malfunctioning and over stimulating the nerves in that area causing the sweat glands to overproduce sweat. This is the type of sweating that we have been treating with Botox at with great success.
Secondary Hyperhidrosis is generally caused by other medical conditions such as infection, fever, menopause, medications and certain health disorders. This type of Hyperhidrosis usually affects the whole body not just one area.
Botox has been used very successfully for many years to help to stop excessive sweating in localized areas.
The treatment is very effective and the results may last upwards of a year before being repeated.