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What is it?
Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that leads to excessive sweating. It is believed by most experts that hyperhidrosis is caused by the brain mistakenly sending a message to stimulate the sweat glands unnecessarily, and affects about 1-2 in 100 people.
What Causes it?
It is not entirely known as to what causes it but it can be made worse by stress, hormones, heat and certain foods.
These can cause the sweat glands to become over-active. The sweat glands are located under the arms, palms of the hand and soles of the feet.
How Can it be Treated?
Botox can be used to reduce excess sweating. Injected small doses of Botox around these glands helps to reduce their activity. Botox can used to reduce sweating under the arms and in the hands and feet.
The procedure lasts about 30-40 minutes and you can carry on as normal within a few hours.
The reduction is sweating takes up to 2-3 weeks and the effects last 6-12 months. After which the treatment can be topped up.
Botox treatment is very safe and this procedure does not typically lead to any major side effects. Normal side effects include mild bruising and soreness which reduce with a few days.