WHAT DOES HYPERHIDROSIS TREATMENT INVOLVE?
Excessive sweating, known as hyperhidrosis, involves overactive sweat glands. The aim of hyperhidrosis treatment is to reduce or completely prevent sweating from a particular area, such as underarms, feet and hands.
The treatment is non-surgical and involves the superficial injection of a muscle-relaxant, commonly used to soften facial lines, to temporarily block the release of the chemical that signals perspiration. The effect will last approximately 9–12 months with most patients averaging 8 months between treatments.
Generally, the procedure takes around 15–20 minutes. Discomfort is typically minimal and brief, and although the injection may sting for a few seconds, normal activities can be resumed immediately after. After the injection, it takes about 7 days for the treatment to take full effect.