Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis) Treatment – Johannesburg
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Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is a condition that affects many people around the world. Uncontrolled sweating can occur in various parts of the body including the face, hands, feet or underarms. Until now, excessive sweating has been difficult to control.
Causes of Hyperhidrosis
Although high temperatures or stress can increase perspiration, they don’t cause hyperhidrosis. Instead, hyperhidrosis may be an inherited trait that stops the body from properly regulating its temperature.
Muscle relaxants for Hyperhidrosis
Unlike topical treatments, muscle relaxing agents target sweating at its source. With a few tiny injections, the injectable enters the specific glands in the underarms responsible for excessive sweating. There, it helps to block the release of a chemical that signals the perspiration.
How Effective is it?
Patients treated with a muscle relaxing agent may notice a remarkable improvement in their symptoms. Results on any treatment may vary per individual as everybody is different and may respond differently to treatments mentioned.
How Long does it Last?
After the first treatment, the effects of the muscle relaxing agent injections may last an average of 8 months. For many patients, muscle relaxing agents help to reduce sweating for more than one year. The amount of time the muscle relaxing agent remains effective may vary per individual. When your symptoms return, it may be time for another muscle relaxing agent treatment.
What areas can be treated?
Muscle relaxing agent injections are used to treat localized areas of sweating. They may work the best for underarm sweating and might be very effective for sweating of the palms, soles and scalp. Muscle relaxing agents CANNOT be used to treat sweating over the whole body (e.g. back, legs) or very large areas.
How Long does the Procedure Take?
Approximately 15 to 30 minutes. You can bathe, shower, drive or go back to work immediately afterward.
Is it Safe?
Yes. Our muscle relaxing agent has been used to treat a range of medical conditions including eye muscle spasm and cerebral palsy for more than 10 years. This is considered to be a very safe procedure with a very low incidence of side effects.