HYPERHIDROSIS Treatment Considerations
Hyperhidrosis can be embarrassing and affects mental and social wellbeing. Fortunately, there is a treatment to prevent excessive sweating. Treatment will depend on which sort of Hyperhidrosis the patient has.
Primary (focal) Hyperhidrosis is caused by the sympathetic nervous system overstimulating sweat-causing nerves. It usually affects the underarms, palms of the hands, feet and face and originates with a genetic predisposition.
Secondary (generalised) Hyperhidrosis usually affects the whole body and is caused by various medications, menopause, metabolic or neurological disorders, infections or other medical conditions.
We diagnose Hyperhidrosis by assessing patient history and visible signs of the condition to determine which type of Hyperhidrosis the patient has. Various laboratory testing methods are also available to assess and exclude possible causes of Hyperhidrosis.
Our treatment involves an injectable solution into the affected region. It is a managed process for area preparation and recovery. The treatment is quick (approximately 30 minutes per area (e.g. per armpit)) and the results are fast acting with 2-3 days. The treatment generally lasts 6-9 months.